She stands barefoot on the front porch in sweats and a t shirt. Arms crossed, feet together on one of those, “not cold enough for a jacket but cold enough to make you glad it only takes the dog a minute to go”, nights. She’s waiting for the dog to, well, go.
I walk outside and hold her from behind, warming her, sharing the moment. We stare up into the night sky that God has forged from the darkness this night. Partly cloudy skies black out the stars in huge masses. The moon shines brightly through a hole; its light cascading out onto the face of the clouds making them beautiful even as they try to hide its light.
As we watch, the hole begins to shrink rapidly toward the moon. It’s brightness dimming barely at all.
“It looks like the moon is sucking the clouds in toward it.” she says.
I watch for a second and she’s right. It does look that.
I kiss her quietly on the top of the head and say softly, in my best Science Fiction B Movie voice, “Yeaaah, that’s not gonna be good”.
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On one hand, I think “you sure know how to spoil a beautiful moment.” On the other hand, I suspect that’s precisely why she married you.
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That’s really good stuff man.
We had clear blue and 22 here and I flew much of the night. Cat Stevens “Moonshadow” rang in my head during every landing…
I wish there was some camera that could catch that phenomenon.
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Ever seen the movie Hell Boy?
I’ll think of you when I watch it now.
Nope. Haven’t seen it CJH … I’ll take a look
If I’m not mistaken (which is always a possibility) there’s several shots where it looks like the moon is doing exactly that…
That was a classic!
That was proven by an elbow to the ribs but thanks for noticing. 🙂