As I write this, the sky is the color of snow, and snow is falling, big fat flakes. Forecast is clouds and snow in Chicago, so we probably won't see the full moon tonight .
The full moon on Sunday February 9 is called the Snow moon, Hunger Moon, Bone Moon or Storm Moon. One can imagine this winter full moon shining bright over the frozen lakefront of Lake Michigan, over the snow-covered prairies of Illinois.
This year, there is not so much ice on the Great Lakes, and much of the prairie is farmland and towns, now.
The moon tonight will shine down on Wuhan, China, and Aleppo, Syria, Washington, DC, Charlottesville, Standing Rock, Chicago. All these troubled places, and our own troubled lives. We share this moon.
Let us affirm to work for compassion and truth in this world, for human rights and respect. And let us remember there is beauty, too. Snow falling on a Sunday, February in Chicago, and the full Snow moon.
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