I am that girl.
The one who takes the time to watch the sunrise and stops to marvel at the moon and the stars.
I love the sound of rain upon the roof and the smell of freshly cut grass.
I hear the birds singing and see the chipmunks and squirrels scurrying about their day.
I’m never too busy or in such a rush that I allow such special opportunities to pass me by. Most often, those moments set me straight and give me perspective.
In almost every great work of literature, man goes to nature – whether the forest or the sea, the break of day or the evening dusk – in his attempt to resolve conflict.
Because we are gently yet powerfully reminded that it is useless to think we are in control or larger than life.
We are so small in the great context of the universe.
So take a moment, close your eyes, inhale deeply then exhale as you slowly open your eye to look up at this full moon before it slips away.
It’s bright and beautiful. Mystical and magical.
To learn more about this evening’s Hunter Moon, visit https://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/everything-you-need-to-know-hunters-moon/.