Wednesday, January 20, 2010

By the silvery light of the moon...

First, an apology; I haven't been able to post anything for a while, since I've been busy busy. Sorry! Now, a question.

Do you love the moon as much as I do?

When I was little, I was obsessed with the night sky. I still am particularly fond of it--the way it just presses on forever, presses down on you, yet stays so open. The way the stars form shapes that have so many stories in so many traditions. It seems so secretive and delicious, and I've always felt looking at it, being out under it--it's just prime for getting ideas.

I made up a poem about the moon, one which I don't recall right now and could probably only find if I dug for it. So mysterious and so far away, there's so much to think about it. Luna. Moon.

OK, so today at work, this article was sent out to us (because, being in an archives/museum, we have gotten a lot of questions about moon stones, lately). It's about moon stones, and how so many states and countries were given some...yet, now, many of those stones are missing.

It's pretty darn interesting. And sort of sad, too. Something so historical that was so lost to us? Though now, as always happens, we are interested in where the history has gone. Better late than never, right?


Amber Tidd Murphy said...

One of my favorite songs ever is called CALLING THE MOON. You tube it. Dar Williams is the singer. :)

The first line is:

The moon wanted more of my night/ I turned of the engine and the headlights.

Sigh. I love the moon. And that song.

Amalia T. said...

I do like the night sky, but I'm not in love with it. I never was able to really find the constellations with any regularity, outside of Orion's belt, and one of the dippers-- though I can never tell if it's the big one or the little one. It just kind of frustrated me, more than anything else. But I love the sky in general. I used to love the fact that in North Dakota, I could stand on the bridge between Johnstone and Hancock(?) and look down University Ave and see FOREVER, with nothing in the way.

It is kind of sad that people lost Moon Rocks though. :( Lame!

Amalia T. said...

Amber: I love Are You Out There-- but now I have to youtube Calling the Moon. :) <3 Dar!

Just Another Sarah said...

OK, so I'll have to Youtube both of those. I'm sadly behind the times, when it comes to recent music.

Amalia T. said...

Well, it's folk music, so that's probably why you haven't heard it-- not exactly mainstream :) You should definitely look up some Dar Williams in general though, just because she is amazing and awesome. You'll love her.

Jess of All Trades said...

I love the night sky ^_^ My current WIP is filled with constant reference to it.