Possessibility of sky
|From:||Dan Sulani <dnsulani@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, February 2, 1999, 9:36|
With regard to the question of whether or not clouds or sky may be
possessed, if "possession" means agressively defending
something that someone else tries to use without permission, sky can
certainly be possessed, if temporarily. I am reminded
of my days in high school (nights actually :) ) when I, as an amateur
astronomer, took part in "meteor parties". Each member
of the group was assigned a section of the sky to monitor and had to
report on any meteor activity in that part of the sky to the person
acting as recorder. Naturally, everyone wanted to have the night's
highest talley of "best" meteors. Sometimes
eyes would wander into someone else's territory, and then you heard very
possessive English on the order of:
"That's _my_ meteor!" or "That constellation belongs to _me_!" or "Get
out of _my_ sky and go back to _yours_!"
likehsna rtem zuv tikuhnuh auag inuvuz vaka'a.
A word is an awesome thing.