I do not know if I will ever see an actual aurora in the sky. But as I downloaded these images from my camera, that is what I thought of.
The strands of light were produced by a little USB plasma ball. An office gift, Steve plugged it in one night to delight a young child, but turns out I was the one delighted by the light display.
I’m sure there are much clearer pictures I can take over time but I kind of like these dreamy shots. They stir my imagination. And they remind me of the words of Joan Feynman, thanking her brother for giving her the aurora. Hear her for yourself via this short Youtube video.