Somehow, with the news horrible from Japan to the Middle East, the idea that there’s going to be a “super-moon” this weekend — a huge full moon, with that sunlit pile of rock closer to the earth than it’s been in 18 years — makes me happy.
Some people are apparently seeing all kinds of weird auguries in thus lunar perigee. Not me. I think of it more as a blessing, a kind of consolation.
I imagine it slowly appearing over the rim of the mountains, as though some gigantic hand were inflating an impossibly outsize balloon. It’ll be deep golden orange, the color of California poppies, the color of spring. Then as it reaches its full size, it’ll lift off into the sky, a giant floating ball of gold. And then slowly — but so fast, too fast — it’ll rise higher and become smaller, paler, whiter, until there it goes, just another full moon, and you walk back inside feeling as though you’ve just been graced with magic, in touch again with a sense of wonder.
This time I can only imagine it. The forecast here is for rain. But if the sky is clear where you are at moonrise, don’t hesitate: go outside with someone close to you and watch, and be grateful.
I agree with you, it is a full moon of blessings.
For us, it is also the time of our new year.
Wishing everyone peace in the midst of this world of ours.
Rubina — Happy Nowruz! — Lesley
Dear Lesley, What a beautiful imagination you haved & I love the way you express yourself.Our planet wouldn’t be what it is today without our satalite. It has stableizes our planit. Has given us the rethyem of the tides and has thus caused the breeding habits of much of the life on this planet.
I read some where that the moon has a molten core so that when we use it as a lunching station for the solar system & beyond we will be able to tap into that molten core and generate power up there. If you would like to know what a planit would be like without a moon just check out our sister planit Venus. It is rotateng backwords with it south pole to the sun & has no stabity at all.
Sorry my spelling is so terrible but it is better to communicate with bad spelling then not to communicate at all.
It could be my hard held opinion but
the word “Ali” in Arabic is becoming more prominant in Super Moon.
Had Prophet not called himslef like Sun and Ali like Moon, my opinion would be unfounded.