“No more words. In the name of this place we drink in with
our breathing, stay quiet like a flower. So the nightbirds will start singing.”
Last night, the most magnificent moon stood almost suspended among the clouds at the end of the street, an exquisite jewel of creation. Our street is rather ordinary and nothing like watching the moon rise only metres away over the beach. That said, I can’t remember the last time we actually paused the frenetic pace of life to stand beside the water’s edge transfixed by the rising moon. That should be a point of shame really.
“If you want the moon, do not hide from the night.
If you want a rose do not run away from the thorns.
If you want to love do not hide from yourself.”
Indeed, even last night, it’s glamorous appearance merely signaled a dash to fetch the camera and carpe seize the moment, rather than truly soaking it in and enjoying it for what it was an expression of nature, and perhaps even of God.
Somehow, we need to make more time to press the pause button and get outside to enjoy the world right at our feet. We don’t even need to travel to experience the world through fresh eyes. That is a point for me atm as a number of close friends are traveling through Europe and I would love to be there but can’t on so many levels. However, it helps that my Australian backyard is overseas for most of you and somewhere exotic. It’s all a matter of perspective.
PS Just had to include this moon quote about human nature: