This past Tuesday morning was unusually clear so that when I looked up into the sky around 7:30 a.m. EST I saw the waning gibbous moon. I was aware that I might see the moon in the morning after I read this, and I knew from a similar event last year that if I had my camera with me I might get a photo of it.
Above is the best photo that I took. Too cool for school, huh?
I like the moon more than the sun. For one thing I don’t have to apply any sunblock or don a hat before I go outside to see it. But the real reason that I like the moon is that the gradual changes associated with its rotation keep it fresh and fascinating.
Nothing stodgy about it. A bit eclectic, even.
Seeing this moon photo I remembered a quote by Paulo Coelho about the moon. It is in Veronika Decides To Die, a novel which I read years ago but have to admit that I don’t remember much about. All that stayed with me from the novel is this quote which, I feel, makes a perfect ending to this post.
“She didn’t quite know what the relationship was between lunatics and the moon, but it must be a strong one, if they used a word like that to describe the insane.”