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So, today's reason to be cheerful features in poems, songs and plays and is sometimes accused of driving people a little potty.
Yes, M is for moon, the earth's natural satellite. A few people have actually made it to the moon - I will have no truck with those who think the moon landings were some sort of stunt - but the rest of us can only admire from afar.
|Buzz Aldrin on the moon, 1969.|
And what a beautiful neighbour we have. It is no surprise to me that in ancient times some people felt the need to worship the moon.
While I wouldn't go that far, I would admit to having fallen under the enchantment that moonlight creates. To walk in the olive grove here or anywhere where street lights will not intrude and to have moonlight as your only illumination is a magical experience.
While some see a face in the appearance of the full moon, I'm with the school of thought that sees a hare or rabbit up there. You have to turn your neck slightly, but it's definitely there.
As I said at the beginning the moon features in many songs, so which one to choose to end this post? After much hunting around I chose Billie Holiday singing Blue Moon. More moonlit magic.
- Question: What's the most magical thing you've ever done in the moonlight? Tell me in the comments section.
* Moon photograph by NASA [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons