Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Moon

I tapped keys for awhile, so I walked out on the deck to look at the sky. The moon is about 3/4 full tonight and the clouds racing from the west make the sky look like something straight out of a Vincent Price movie. 
I stood for awhile listening for the howl of a wolf, but all I heard was a dog barking off in the distance.
What is it about the moon that is so attractive. I mean, after all, it's just a big round rock floating in space about a quarter of a million miles away, ambling around the earth once a month. 
We all know the moon affects the tides, and some say more babies are born during a full moon than any other time of month, but I'm not sure that's actually true. 
I do know that sitting outside with someone you love on a night when the sky is clear and the moon is full, there is something going on that you can't measure with any scientific accuracy.
I also know this - my head was devoid of ideas until I walked outside, breathed in the warm humid air, and looked skyward at the moon. 


  1. There are skylights in the living room of my apartment, as well as a mysterious slender window at the bend of the steps. When I sit down to read, before I turn on the light, I watch the moon in that window. If I happen to walk into the living room during the night without lights, the moon shines through those skylights and lights my way. The only time the moon speaks to me the way you describe is early in the morning just as dawn glows beyond this hill in front of the building and it is full and glowing yellow.

  2. Skylights - I love skylights. I wish we had some here.

  3. I was born under a full moon and love to see it appearing in the sky. Last night, here, it looked very beautiful, partly hidden behind some clouds.


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