the ikea-mars expedition

Mars was out. We could see it all evening as we drove out to Victoria

Gardens where, apparently, one could see it better. People with friendly

glow-sticks and donation buckets waved us through to numerous queues for

variably-sized telescopes. Word was that they’d start at 8pm, so we

stood patiently. Clouds rolled in from across the city. We were here to

see the stars, but I was taken in by the city lights instead. At least I

got to see something.