Wednesday, February 8, 2012

La Luna

Queens Creek

Last night as I was making supper I happened to glance out the window and noticed a beautiful moon rising in the east.

Zoomed in a little -  the Islander is in the background.

All of a sudden, I felt a rush of relief and exclaimed, "Aha!!"

Now it all made sense.

My feelings of melancholy, my case of The Blahs.  They could all be explained away by this seemingly innocent looking, perfectly beautiful, full moon.

Whether there's any scientific proof or not, my anecdotal evidence is enough to convince me I am deeply impacted by the full moon.  When my son was born--during a full moon--all the frantic nurses were busy blaming the moon for their overflowing  maternity ward.  At work the craziest things often happen during full moons.  It's not at all unusual for me to know it's a full moon without actually knowing it for a fact--based on crazy stuff that tends to happen all of a sudden, in clusters. "Must be a full moon," is something I often say.

It's no coincidence that the Spanish word for moon, la luna, is so close to the English word lunacy.

To me it doesn't really matter if the moon is responsible for my recent bout of The Winter Blahs or not. Last night it just felt good to blame the moon and know instantly that, just like the full moon, this is a temporary state.  Bound to return at some point but definitely not lasting forever.

In short, I'd just like to thank this particularly beautiful full moon over Queens Creek for providing a temporary explanation and serving as my scapegoat.

Muchisimas gracias.


Anonymous said...

The beautiful and blameless moon seemed to be tentatively peeking round the treetops before it visited you. What a sumptuous view !!
My cousin's daughter is going to name her daughter 'Luna'; she is due to be born in March.(And everyone laughed when I announced my intent to name my 2nd child 'Paloma'--except I had another son....)

deborah said...

beautiful moon with its reflection on the water! I can always tell when there is a full moon it affect me so much just as it does you!
After a very nice day today, snow is expected tomorrow. Keeping my fingers it doesn't stick or come your way!

Fighting Mermaid said...

Beautiful moon. It seems like time is speeding up for me, that the time between full moons is just too short. Gorgeous pics, how 'bout a photo essay "Moon over Mathews?"

Deltaville Jamie said...

Gorgeous photos! I blame the moon for everything.

growing wild on waverly lane said...

Monday at five in the afternoon I saw a huge ball in the sky when coming home from Gloucester. At first I thought it was the mothership of an alien race. But no, it was the moon. Huge, icey jewel that it was. Tom the cat, having lost his jewels at the clinic, didn't notice.

Daryl Edelstein said...

I get even more clumsy than usual, if thats even possible, during the full moon .. Ialso learned that the haze around the moon means precipitation is on the way .. for us that means snow today .. finally.. and I have mixed feelings about that ...

Country Girl said...

Ah. Yes . . . hopefully this is the explanation.

TSannie said...

A lot of the blahs going around it seems...blah-free soon!
(Loved those old buildings you posted the other day.)

Dghawk said...

Aaa-haa! The moon did it, the moon did it! I, too am affected by the moon. But I always seem to have more problems during the last quarter......Except yesterday when I slipped on the garden hose on the way to my truck yesterday morning. I knew it was there and step over it every day...except yesterday. Had to go back in and change the drawers before I could leave. Anyway, no real harm done. Just glad nobody was around to see it!

As always, beautiful pictures.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

DGHawk-As much as I am relieved there was no harm and am sorry for your misfortune, that's one darn hilarious image you've conjured up. Thank you for making me laugh. Even if it's at your expense (sorry).

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

p.s. LLC-I love the name Paloma.I would not have laughed at that.