It is Day 3 of Kat McNally’s Reverb. The prompt: Lady Luna.
When was the last time you stopped to look up at the moon?
What did she have to say to you?
Living in the city, I seldom stop to look up at the moon. My mind is so preoccupied with thoughts coming at me in continuous live-stream. It is as if there is no sky and I’ve forgotten how to look up. There is no need. There’s street lights. Why would I look up? Talk about being unconscious!
However, because of social media, I was alerted to the full blood moon in September and witnessed it in all its glory. She did not really speak to me that night. I was too busy trying to capture the image on camera. Too busy trying not to miss the event. I lost the magic of the moon that night.
I do remember another night of waiting for the moon in August at the lake. We were sitting around the campfire with neighbours. The air was cool. The night dark. I wrapped the blanket around me and looked up into the sky. Oh, how vast and deep it was! The stars twinkled and winked. The moon had not yet appeared. But I felt the Universe wrap its arms around me. They were so warm and comforting. The fire crackled and flickered. There was no need for human speech. We all understood one another. We were with each another.
It got late and we could not wait for the moon. We walked home as it was not far. Our neighbours lit our path with headlights from their vehicle. It was as if we were guided by moonbeams. Thank you Lady Luna. Till next time.