Into The Night
Grandfather Moon summoned all his strength to glow brighter on this last night of his ascent. He had not seen the earth child this season.. The one that wanders and watches his journey each month. Where could she be he wondered.. As much as the earth children had grown accustomed to his monthly visits, he had grown accustomed to theirs and in particular the blonde one, the one who's hair reflected his smile and floated on the wind like the seagulls that danced around her.
Where could she be he wondered.. The full moon season was almost at it's end. He could feel his powers slipping with each nightly ascent. Already his face was losing it's structure.. His hairline had aged and receded quickly this month, there was little time left before his ears would fade into the darkness of the universe then how would he hear the blonde one's wishes.
One last try he promised himself. I will search out her home and rise up above the rooftops throwing such a glow she will hear the insistent knocking at her window. So Grandfather Moon changed his course across the night skies.. Moving south he fed upon the rising stars and asked the clouds to assist his journey... But still he could not find the blonde one.. The trees had grown thick with their summer leaves and thwarted his view upon the earth. It was growing late and soon the earth children would prepare for slumber... With a kind and gentle voice he asked the trees to move south with the clouds, to make a path for his journey.. We can't they cried.. We are bound to this earth in the place we were created.. We cannot wander from our birthplace. So the moon made a pact with the trees... and the winter winds would assist the task.
A fierce wind was blown upon the earthbound trees. A wind so fierce, the summer leaves lost their grip and scurried through the night sky to search out a safe haven. Barefaced and rigid, the trees stood stark and still, chilled from the sudden undressing. And there, hidden behind the branches, Grandfather Moon found the blonde one.
Not lost.. but waiting..
Hair alit by his brilliant smile
[till next time]
Hi Everyone.. My story is by way of apology to the Moon for being so late with my moon post this month. I hope he forgives me!! And the artwork is for all of you.. So you too can make late wishes upon the moon.
Autumn is here in Sydney... Some days summer is hanging on... forgotten to come earlier it is making a last ditch attempt to warm us before the chill of winter sets in.
I hope to get back to regular posting soon. And to all of those who have been emailing and commenting on my whereabouts.. Thanks for thinking of me.. I've been thinking of all of you also and will try and catch up with emails and visits soon.
IMAGE SOURCE & CREDITS:
Moon Over Sea: Original Photography & Artwork [copyright beingRuby©]
Location: Amalfi Coast, Italy, August 2011
Grandfather Moon Story: [copyright beingRuby©]