The costs are ASTRONOMICAL.

Seriously, this is the only sentence that comes to mind when I read this word. The only one. So let’s look at some of the things that can be referred to as having an astronomical cost.

**  A new initiative for education, environmental reform, social programs, or any other crunchy granola movement deemed a money pit by staunch conservatives.

**  Fourteen hundred state of the art stealth bombers and amphibious assault ships to be fast tracked through production for an unjust invasion deemed an obscene show of force by peaceniks worldwide.

**  The price our planet is paying for our utter disregard for it. Pollution, global temperature rise, shrinking ice sheets, sea level rise – the cost of ignoring what human beings cause truly is astronomical.


And what about some things that really do have an astronomical cost.

**  Avocado. Seriously, the price per ounce on these things is ridiculous.

**  Christian Louboutin shoes. These things are a mystery to me.

**  There’s a Bugatti out that cost $19 million dollars. Turns out they only made one of them but that seems like one too many.

**  Air conditioning anyplace south of Virginia during the summer months.

Linda hosts Stream of Consciousness Saturday. This week’s prompt is “astronomical.” Use it any way you like. Have fun!