Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Here comes the....moon, and I say, it's all right..


I like full moons. I like to go outside and howl at the moon. It is not allowed in a polite society. But a full moon is made to be howled to. To stare at in awe. To let the light wash over your face and cleanse away a bad day. Full moons are magic.
A full moon in daylight rests on a branch and I want to climb the tree and reach out and touch it. The moon is mysteriously silent. The sun is Loud. I can imagine if the Sun was a god and the Moon was a god, the Sun god would be the big apple cheeked loud, masculine god, sort of like that one on Mr. Scrooge – where he is laughing uproariously, loudly, full full full of it all! But the Moon god would be pale, not weirdling pale, but ethereal pale, feminine, graceful, but big boned and strong, quietly reverent to all it cast its light on, prayerful and not boastful. I love the full moon. When's the next one?

I put up the Premio Dardos award - *smiling* - I didn't name my fifteen blogs...yet? I am going to ponderifcaterate this part of it carefully...even if it takes me years (laughing...).

The book give-a-way contest is almost over. Friday the stories go up and everyone can vote for their favorite. I don't think I stated how long I'd leave the stories up, so I'll post that on Friday when I post the stories. So you have from now until Friday morning to get those stories in (if you don't know what I'm talking about - see the sidebar where the image of the 'old woman' with the newspapers is and click on the image).

Namaste.

14 comments:

Angie Ledbetter said...

Love the full moon too, and the fingernail moon...especially when seen from a mountain home's long porch. :)

Kathryn Magendie said...

me too - wish we were on the po'ch now!

Terri Tiffany said...

A couple of weeks ago, we had the fullest moon of the year--so the papers said. I love moonlit nights--we went for a long walk that night and the sky was brilliant:)
Can't wait to read all the entries!

Janna Qualman said...

And namaste to you! Love that moon picture.

Debbie said...

I do love the moon. Have a great day. Is it raining there and windy?

Small Footprints said...

I love a Harvest Moon ... it's somehow regal.

Thanks for the reminder to look up!

Small Footprints
http://reducefootprints.blogspot.com

Jessica said...

Ooh, I love everything you said about the moon! Except the howling bit. LOL I don't think I could ever howl, even if there was no one around. :-)

Deb Shucka said...

Stopping by via Angie and Roses & Thorns. There's nothing more stirring than a full moon, unless it's a full moon with a warm summer wind. At least a couple of times a year my third graders receive howling at the moon as part of their homework. The next one is February 9. Let's hope we can see it.

t i m said...

I’ve been inadvertently mooned on one or two occasions... I don’t think like to see a full moon.

JOY said...

I AM a child of the moon! I see the world looking down while looking up when the moon shines its mirror.

colbymarshall said...

I tend to sort of turn into a werewolf, so I guess the full moon is kind of a problem for me.

Barry said...

I've never howled at the moon.

How could I have lived so long and never done that?

Lori said...

Here I thought full moons were for dancing naked under. No wonder the neighbors won't talk to me...

devonellington said...

I completely agree with you about full moons. They're wonderful, fulfilling, amazing, and magical.

And Lori -- yeah, they ARE for dancing naked under! ;) The neighbors just have to deal . . .