When I was little, one of my favorite’s entertainments at night was looking at the moon, the stars, while listening to country music on the radio (I couldn’t believe that I used to listen to Thai country music, must be where I was living at the time); sounds romantic right? Well hold on to that thought because I was only about 7 or 8 years old at the time. As time has passed, the moon is still as beautiful to me as decades ago, time certainly didn’t change how I feel, but it did change the appearance of the moon, to me anyway. When I was little, the moon seemed a lot bigger, I’m not sure if it was because I was so little or it’s actually bigger in the country sky.
Every time I see the moon, I’m almost ashamed to admit that these thoughts came to mind. I think it might sound a bit childish and some might think it’s an idiotic way of thinking, but have you ever thought that there are over 6 billion people living in the world, fighting and competing for everything, complaining that there’s not enough this or that, but there’s only 1 moon, yet I’ve never once heard people complaining that there’s not enough to go around. Strange, this is the one thing that we don’t mind sharing, admiring its beauty and not once, want it all to ourselves.
There was a nursery rhyme about the moon that I remember hearing as a kid, which asking the moon for foods, ring for my young bride, elephant and horse for my brother/sister to ride on… (the rest I can’t remember), even though there’s only 1 moon, but the feeling after looking at it varies, American people would wish upon the stars, but Lao and Thai people would wish upon the moon, might as well think of it as our personal moon. I’m still thinking like a kid, wouldn’t you say? The moon is most beautiful looking from earth; this is from my personal perception of course, which I haven’t had a chance to look at it from other planets yet.
Looking at something from far away is always beautiful. I’ve seen a photo of earth, taken from space, very small and absolutely gorgeous, hard to believe that from a distance, it’s so calm, and peaceful, but once zoom in, so much chaotic, people fighting for everything. Do you reckon that it might be too close for comfort? I guess sometimes is good to take a step back, I often do that from time to time, just to see if I am where I need to be. I’m glad that I don’t have to fight with anyone to voice my opinion here on my blog.
The sky is too dark tonight; it’s a bit gloomy. I’m looking forward to seeing the next full moon on June 1, 2007, hope some of you might join me from where you are.
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