Wednesday, February 20, 2008

I Saw An Old Man

Pony Express called and reminded me about the eclipse, bless her heart.

So beautiful. I hope you went out and looked at it. As our shadow crosses the moon you can almost fool yourself into feeling the rotation of the earth. (Name that movie.) I can never see the man in the moon when I'm looking at the real moon but I could see it tonight, highlighted by the light and shadows. I had a book when I was a kid, I think it was Winken, Blinken & Nod*, and there was a sort of luminescent illustration of a man in the crescent moon. I could see that in the eclipse too.

It makes me feel peaceful.

*It was and I found that linked and read it. Very different to read it as an adult. Check out the last stanza and I dare you not to cry.

1 comment:

  1. The Doobie Brothers sing a version of the poem set to music. It always makes me tear up at the end.

    I caught a glimpse of the eclipse and agree -- it was beautiful and awe-inspiring, and very very humbling.