Posted 02 July 2013 - 07:07 PM
Thanks, and Happy Fourth of July to everyone.
Posted 03 July 2013 - 05:15 AM
Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
Indeed, life has its twists and turns . . . And fortunately getting on the other side of some of life's storm clouds can never come to soon.
The Q is a wonderful companion which never disappoints. The pleasure you and I get simply by admiring its timeless fit and finish is a testament to the creative genius of Lawrence Braymer and the technical artisans from New Hope.
May you and your family always have clear skies going forward
Posted 03 July 2013 - 11:56 PM
What becomes less important over the later years is collecting more stuff. The early chapters of often collecting more stuff as a reward for our labour followed by an epiphany that you do not need most of it and do your best to get rid of it again.
What you do need are quiet moments on your own away from the hyperkinetic stresses of everyday life. For some of us, I guess members of this forum; this involves using a Questar on a clear quiet night. Some stuff is worth keeping.
Posted 04 July 2013 - 10:44 AM
I posted a comment once about people who ask why you have a Questar at all. Small aperture. Pricey. All the usual comments. I said there will always be the people that "get it" and always be the ones that don't. Mostly there's the folks "don't" and, sad to say, probably never will. Its like trying to explain why you like the color blue or a particular wine.
Thanks for your comments! I'm sitting on the back porch doing some armchair astronomy and watching it rain here in the Southeastern U.S.. Working on an observation list for when it clears up.
thanks again and God Bless!
P.S. Michael, I'm just a few weeks away from my 61st time around. You're right about how your perspective changes.