Monday, July 22, 2013

a full moon


“Before we invented civilization our ancestors lived mainly in the open out under the sky. 
Before we devised artificial lights and atmospheric pollution and modern forms of nocturnal entertainment we watched the stars. There were practical calendar reasons of course but there was more to it than that.  Even today the most jaded city dweller can be unexpectedly moved upon encountering a clear night sky studded with thousands of twinkling stars. 
When it happens to me after all these years it still takes my breath away.” 
― Carl Sagan


My Mother use to tell me when I was little the moon had a face so if someone was lonely or sad all they had to do was look up.

After dinner we drove home with the windows down, the moon was low and full.

When we all got home I took Jack with me to the top of a nearby hill and photographed the moon.  Jack ran wild in the field and begged me to let him catch lightning bugs.  After a few mosquito bites we headed home.

Did you happen to look up tonight?

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"Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime." -Dale Carnegie

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