This weekend was both our twelfth anniversary and the Perseids Meteor Shower. We sat and stared out into the universe and oo-ed and ah-ed as streaks appeared in the sky for an instant and were gone. Sometimes all three of us saw them; sometimes only one or two of us, leaving the others slightly disappointed.

On Saturday night we saw one that made a big thick streak across the eastern sky and lasted for a couple of seconds. All three of us saw it and it felt like a great success.