Look Up Tonight

You wouldn't want to miss the Perigee Moon would you? It's just about time so going out to watch it with my new friend Olive.

I have waited all week for this moon and then I waited all day. I found it difficult to stay indoors, I just wanted to be outside today and managed to spend most of the day outdoors.  Perhaps this was the  result of a beautiful spring day or the moon drawing me out. Catching sight of it made me so happy. We won't have another event like this until 2029 and I don't know where I'll be in 18 years. But for some reason I just feel that this is the moon I will remember should I be lucky enough to live a full life.  As the sun started to set the breeze picked up and became a wind that reminded me of the beach.

Every now and then there is a most memorable day one that is filled with poignant moments and conversations. Earlier today I had a lovely and long awaited brunch with my girlfriends. Because of our busy schedules it was planned back in January. The topic of sustainability came up and we all talked about our gardens, rain barrels and plans for solar powered homes. We compared our composters and kicked around homesteading ideas. I love hearing my friends say they want goats, land and a life spent working hard on their own acreage. I love that we are all buying seeds and tomato plants  and get all excited seeing broccoli growing and that I get asked questions on raising chickens.  We also spoke of the ailing earth and priorities. Then in the middle of a large and beautiful vegetable garden in the middle of Austin with SXSW playing all around us we said our goodbyes. Finding myself again in Clarksville, where the ghosts dance between flowering trees and among families playing on front lawns,  all I could think of were our futures and those agreements not yet entered upon and all the things that good people could bring each another with a little trust and courage. Hoping the best for us all on such a pretty afternoon.


Blogger Missa said...

Oh, I'm so glad to hear that you got to fully enjoy the moon last night. It was so rainy and stormy here that it wasn't even visible through the clouds, boooo. I did catch a lovely glimpse of it the night before it was full though and it was quite spectacular, so bright!

Sounds like a truly lovely day spent with your girlfriends :)

Such wonderful moon-induced musings!

Monday, March 21, 2011  
Blogger Dar said...

So very inspiring - cheers!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011  

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