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Thursday, September 6, 2018
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When I look up at the moon shining brightly in the black of night, I sometimes feel lonely, or more accurately, a sense of loneliness comes over me (this is not necessarily a personal feeling). When the moon lights up the clouds in our night skies, the feeling can be even stronger and more profound. I’m not sure if I can explain why. Maybe it’s a reminder of the vastness of space, and how terribly small our planet is in the midst of an unimaginable void. So much nothing out there !!!

The moon shines in a way that almost makes it seem alive, and yet I realize that no humans are involved, no humans are anywhere near the moon (although that may someday change). It’s a totally empty place, absurdly empty. Back in the early 70’s, I remember when the US Apollo moon landing program was well underway, and there were nights when I looked up at the shining moon and realized that someone is actually up there right now. And yea, it didn’t seem as lonely on those nights.

Here’s a few shots of that lonely moon up in the clouds. Enjoy the beauty of it, but also let it remind us to appreciate all of the fellow humans around us here on earth.

◊   posted by Jim G @ 6:58 pm      
 
 


  1. Jim. I guess everybody has his/her own emotional reaction to the moon. I have my own, others have different ones from mine or yours. There must be something about the moon that brings out that emotional reaction in people, conjuring up varied emotional reactions.
    Perhaps it’s that it’s the only light in the dark night and the amount of light varies as the nights go by. Then again, the moon is a sort of “partner” of the earth, moving in it’s own way thru the universe but together with the earth. MCS

    Comment by Mary S. — September 9, 2018 @ 9:29 am

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