Tuesday, 20 August 2013

It's OK to howl at the moon

"Because the moon spins on its own axis in the identical time it takes to orbit the Earth, its lighted 'near side' is always turned earthward, just as its perpetually dark 'far side' is always turned away. "Everyone is a moon," wrote Mark Twain, "and has a dark side he never shows to anybody." (Taschen, The Book of Symbols)

We can emerge from the far side or become irretrievably lost into darkness. Or we can howl at the moon.

The full moon as seen from my patio tonight.
Photo copyright SvD.

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