As you know, all too well, those of us living in the Western-most part of San Francisco have been experiencing the worst, coldest, most foggy "Summer" in 40 years! Where I live, I have seen blue skies and sunshine for about 8 hours total - in four months. It has played havoc with our psyches.....and our bodies. Man is not meant to spend so much time without sunshine and blue skies and......the Moon.
For me, it has been more painful to have lost sight of my beloved Moon and the stars. As a child, I was drawn early on to the Silver Sphere shining in the sky....Eastward, Westward, to the South or North, - I always gasped with awe when she appeared. I have been fortunate enough to have a blessed life for more years than not...and have seen some amazing Lunar sights.... a huge, ORANGE full moon over Dubrovnik (in Croatia)....having a midnight picnic at Stonehedge....(and yes, I was thinking about Thomas Hardy's "Tess"), a total Lunar Eclipse at ATT Ball Park in San Francisco (I left the game - Mets/Giants...funny how one remembers that)...walking to the top part of the ballpark and watching the Moon "disappear" in a cloud of violet/red as it was reflected in the water... Standing on the edge of the Taos Gorge with Annie at 3:00 a.m. in a freezing November morning, gasping as comets darted across the Northern sky - while a HUGE full moon presided over the Southern sky....and too many nights in NY to write about. My Ex and I always referred to the Moon as our "emissary".....she looked after us both, even as we lived on separate coasts... anyway, you all get it....I love the Moon, I love the Stars.... and I miss seeing them....
No particular reason to post this - other than I want to share it with all of you.
Sending all of you, warm hugs and loving thoughts. When you look up to the Moon, think of me!
♥ Robin ♥