Hello, Moon

Hello, Moon
moon phases

After the time shift, it’s dark by 5 PM now. This takes some getting used to. Yes, artificial lights are helpful, and we have many kinds.

There’s glow-in-the-dark running shoes, jackets, dog leashes, bike tires.

There are special lights that reproduce the natural light spectrum to help with seasonal depression.

There’s screens and phones, and our brains on dopamine, which can cause mood swings, and insomnia.

There are headlights, like the eyes of predators.

There are streetlights, and nightlights and flashlights, so the dark is not so scary.

And then, there’s the moon, a waxing crescent, now. It follows us home in the evening, and lights the way.

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November 10 is the anniversary of the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. You can read more, and listen to the song by Gordon Lightfoot here.

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  • November 10th is also the birthday of my beloved United States Marine Corps. Much as I like Gordon Lightfoot, the Marines' Hymn is nowhere near as tedious as The Sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

  • In reply to Grundoon:

    Not tedious at all!

  • Cheers for the Marines, Grundoon. Thanks so much for reading! Yes, I agree, The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald goes on and on. It's really mournful and dark beneath the surface.

  • In reply to Weather Girl:

    " It's really dark beneath the surface."
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    No pun intended, I'm sure.

  • In reply to Grundoon:

    No---No pun intended! I'm just thinking how cold and dark it must have been that night.
    Thanks again for reading.

  • In reply to Weather Girl:

    We were certainly saved "the gales of November" earlier today, but I haven't been out all afternoon. I don't know whether to be glad I don't have my hat with me or not!

  • In reply to Margaret H. Laing:

    Oh my friend, the gales of November will be here soon enough!

  • Gordon Lightfoot fits your theme. And I'm sure Lori Lightfoot would illuminate us too.

    And on those dark nights ahead, it's always warms me up whenever I write some light verse.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    Thanks so much for reading, AW! Keep writing those light verses--we need them more than ever now.

  • In reply to Weather Girl:

    Thank you for your lovely prose, too!

  • In reply to Margaret H. Laing:

    Thank you---much appreciated!

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    You light us all up with your verses! I suspect from the headlines that you may have committed verse again on this theme.

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