Welcome home. You have had quite the adventure. While you were away capturing the dark side of the Sun, I was reminded of conversations we’ve had where you have mentioned how annoying the moon is*.
At the same time, the moon was regularly popping up in my life – and I don’t mean the regular appearance in the sky! For instance, I have been listening to this…
And there just seemed to be a bunch of other mentions of the moon, as well as a pretty amazing moon rise (which I failed to capture with any skill! – see above). Now, the Mae Trio tend to see the good in the Moon. But in other areas, I began to feel that the moon gets a bit of a rough deal. Sure, it gets in the way of a good shot of the stars every 29.5 days, but it has also been very good to folks like you, for example. Some places rely heavily on it.
I began to wonder how many of us really understand the true value of the small white dot moving over our heads.
There are so many examples of the benefits – from the basics of stabilising the Earth, so we don’t get tipped around, to more the in our face tidal movements of the water on Earth. We could also consider the theories of how the full moon affects us, and the things around us 😉
The presence of the moon feels subtle, yet always in our peripheral vision. Never really leaving us alone. Let us not forget the Moon’s contribution to Pareidolia, and how we see faces in the Moon, even if they do not exist. Beyond that, though, I can’t help feeling some other, subconscious something rolling around in our heads and hearts. Something magical, perhaps? Maybe we can find a balance between dark skies, and the beautiful moon? I suspect you already have (let’s not forget the time it allows you to rest each month!).
While the Moon features heavily in our popular music culture, I thought I’d leave you with another one from the Mae Trio. You might like the connection with the aquatic…
Yours in the night sky,
*that is certainly how I remember it, but in reality I’m guessing you actually see its real value.