Saturn - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
...it was the planet Saturn rushing towards me. Larger and larger it grew, swallowing up the heavens behind it, and hiding every moment a fresh multitude of stars. I perceived it's flattened, whirling body, its disc-like belt, and seven of it's little satellites. It grew and grew, till it towered enormous, and then I plunged amid a streaming multitude of clashing stones and dancing dust-particles and gas-eddies, and saw for a moment the mighty triple belt like three concentric arches of moonlight above me, it's shadow black, on the boiling tumult below.
On the plasma screen came a planet with a thick band of rings - Saturn - how could it be anything else? It's coffee colours blend and merge as if artist designed, as if long ago it had been only a painting in some celestial plan. I let it penetrate my mind, willing it to seep into my longterm memory. This will be the closest to Earth I will ever be again. How odd that my mind has already begun to think of this lonely outpost as close when as a girl the next city over was far away. But I guess that's just because Papa moved there, too far for me to walk, not old enough to catch a bus.