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Sunday, March 20th, 2011
Blogs | Sociology of Sheena
Full Worm/ Super Perigee Moon ~ Chasing After the Sky
“WHEN THE SUN RUNS OUT, I’LL USE THE MOON.”
I found this quote on my good friend Matt Gore’s website.
This month’s full moon goes by many names from Full Sap to Full Crust to Full Crow. I believe what stands out most to me about this time of year is that the robin returns and we are soon approaching the spring equinox. Stay tuned for that post too! In addition to it being the full moon, it’s also a SUPER MOON! I’ve provided a link below to explain that.
I have a few friend’s staying with me this weekend and on their way to Harlem while I stayed home to rest, they called me. “Go out and get a picture of the moon!” they told me. So I grabbed my jacket, my telephoto lens, my bus pass & keys and headed out the door.
As I walked down the street looking for the moon, I glanced at my phone. It said 8:13 PM EST. I immediately thought of my friend Natalia. She knows why! Maybe one day, I’ll explain it to you as well. As I searched for a sighting of the moon, a man seemed transfixed with his iPhone trying to capture something. He looked at me and my camera. “Are you looking for the moon?” he asked. “Yes, where is it?” I replied. He pointed and there it was. I found the moon to be so close that it seemed if I reached out, I could capture it. At the very least, I think I might have been able to touch it.
“The street lights are too bright to take a picture here,” he said. “Alright, well, I’m going to find a place to get a good shot. I”m going to go chase after the moon!” I said walking towards it. “Good luck!” he responded.
Two hours later, three trains, two bus shuttles, multiple transfers, four neighborhoods and ten degrees lower…I found myself on my fire escape starring at the sky in silence. I loved that after my little adventure, I ended up right where I began. Home! Moments before, I had taken about 50 shots of the moon, I’d let Granola out on the fire escape supervised and then it was just me. I didn’t have my journal. I didn’t have my laptop or my camera. My phones were on the kitchen counter. There was nothing. Just me and the moon. I just sat in silence and watched the moon. I didn’t think anything. I didn’t ponder. I just sat in a meditative state and watched the sky.
Everything’s been moving for me; even so far as me chasing after the moon for two hours only to end up back home. Therefore, to find myself sitting on a fire escape on a spring evening in New York City in total silence as I watch the moon, I found myself without a doubt knowing, I’m exactly where I need to be. Things are changing, life is evolving but my soul it is well!
SLY’s MOON MUSING
ARTICLES OF NOTE
Science Cast: Super Moon here
Super Moon Tonight: National Geographic here
Supermoon Rises Saturday Night: MSNBC here
A Tribue To Tonight’s SuperMoon here