Saturday, October 23, 2010

What a Moon !!!!

When the moon shines, Brahman shines;and when it goes, Brahman goes. Its light goes to the regions of heaven, and its breath of life to the wind."--Upanishads

Last night I couldn't sleep.  Had a few things on my mind, and they kept playing over and over again, so finally, in the wee hours of the morn I got up.  Nothing major...just those nagging little issues that just don't seem to go away.  For one thing, we have a mouse.  I'm scared of the little critters.  It's been quite awhile since we had one since my cat took care of everything, but at 19, she is hardly the mouser that she once was.  I hate those sticky glue traps because I hate that squeaking they make when they get caught, so I bought some of those sonic sound things that you plug into the walls which are supposed to chase them right out of your house.  Someone told me they take a little time, but they work well, so keep your fingers crossed.  I've been quite a wreck lately.

Then, I need some work in my kitchen. The tiles are all loosening and coming up.  Now, it is not my house....I rent...but we made an agreement that she would keep the rent reasonable if we took care of the little things that need fixing...which we have done, but I don't consider this something little....and $1200 is quite a bit of rent to pay, even though it is 'reasonable' by city rates. My son said he has a friend that would do it for a fairly reasonable rate so I told him to find out How reasonable?

Anyone catch the moon last night? She was quite a beauty.  Whenever it's a clear night and I can't sleep, I head out to my backyard.  Some of my best thinking is done there...just me, the creatures of the night...and the moon.  What a beautiful night was!!!  The air was really crisp and cold, and the bright Moon was the only thing that lit up the dark sky. It was night...the Moon's domain, and she was magnificent, adorned in all her glory.   

When I stand outside and look at the sky I feel so many things. I feel small yet connected. At night when I look at the moon I am always filled with a sense of magic and wonder. Last night there was something new about the great lady.  Now we know that they found water on her....water, the building block of life from whence we came; in fact, they say she has more water than the Sahara Desert. I have to wonder if maybe one day in the distant future, one of my descendants, unable to sleep, will go out in their backyard and instead of looking up, gaze down upon the Earth.  Will one day the tables be turned?

Whenever I gaze up into the heavens, I am amazed that the light I am seeing may have been traveling for hundreds, no thousands of years. The infinite nature of the Universe is mind-boggling to me, and it never ceases to astound me that the far out there in space, we can meet our past.  Somewhere, millions of light years away, our Earth is still being formed. Wow!!!   And yesterday came the news that astronomers have found the oldest thing  in the universe, a far away galaxy  from a time long, long ago...over 13 billion years ago. And, they say that by now, the galaxy is so ancient that it probably doesn't exist in its earlier form.  Wouldn't that be something to see?....and, on that note, I've given myself some things to think about.  

Next time the moon is full take a few minutes and stand in the light of the Moon.  Allow its magic and wonder fill you. Breathe in the moonlight and breathe out anything that no longer serves you.

Under the harvest moon,
When the soft silver
Drips shimmering
Over the garden nights,
Death, the gray mocker,
Comes and whispers to you
As a beautiful friend
Who remembers.

Under the summer roses
When the flagrant crimson
Lurks in the dusk
Of the wild red leaves,
Love, with little hands,
Comes and touches you
With a thousand memories,
And asks you
Beautiful, unanswerable questions.


  1. Oh my, a mouse in the house. -sigh-

    First thing every morning when I come down to the kitchen, I check for mouse droppings... Along the back of the kitchen counters and in the cutlery drawer. If/when we have a mouse, they leave their droppings in those easily visible places. -sigh-

    Oh I do dislike this morning "dance." -sigh-

    Good luck.

    Gentle hugs...

    And don't forget...

    On Nov. 3rd, throw the trash out.

  2. She was a beauty last night. We sat around the fire for a spell but I turned in somewhat early. Having 4 college kids here plus my other three meant xanax....

  3. Mary I detest those disease bearing little critters! I've cleaned enough rental properties to know I really hate them. I mean I know all things on Earth belong here..that they serve a purpose but for the life of me I cannot abide these creatures. All they do is propogate, eat, and poop! With no real direction in mind! Course whom am I to say! Anywho..I don't blame you one bit!

    Sadly here the sky was full of cloud cover and I didn't get to see Herself's Glorying!
    I stand at my door and wish...I know She is there watching over me anyway and I say my words of Love and Honor to Her. How can you not? She did let me sleep last night but not the night before! I could see her that night, lol. I wonder what this night will bring?
    Happy Moon Gazing My Sister/Friend!

    P.S. Hope you find a reasonable quote!

  4. Time for a second cat? A young, keen mouser?

  5. You know me...........I like the little critters.
    That one year not so long ago that I put a multiple of shoe boxes filled with critter litter in a back shed along with a whole bag of seed for them to eat and while the winter away left moi with a shed filled with mouse crap that took forever for me to clean up.
    Since then, I've smartened up.
    They can find their own nest material and food.
    They can use the shed, but it's not as hospitable.
    Charlie the feral cat sleeps in there during the winter. :0(

  6. it was cloudy early in the evening yet this morning around 3:30 AM Winston roused me to go for a moonlight stroll while he did his business and the clouds had cleared and the moon shone all around. It was a gorgeous site.
    I love the illumination it give to everything... that silver shimmer It is an amazing thing, a truly beautiful gift

  7. We had a mouse problem not too long ago too. I guess that comes with city living - wait, come to think of it, country living as well! I don't like the snap traps either never hear of the sonic ones though! I once used the have a heart traps. They are humane, don't kill the mice, but then you have to take them somewhere and set them free - not always convenient when you live in the city.

    The moon makes me feel taken care of. Like everything is how it must be.....