The MOON, whether full or simply a sliver in the sky, floats silently in its rhythmic path around the earth providing light in the night sky, a scene of beauty for lovers and artists and a sense of wonder for all who would pause and take in its majestic presence. Light on one side, dark and cold on the other, it provides for us what it cannot provide for itself; a sense of warmth and comfort. Just one of trillions of lights in the night sky, the MOON is a special miracle as it is a part of the Earthscape, the subject of human poetry and a constant reminder of the cycles of time. Its regular 28-day cycle is predictable, its gravitational pull powerful. Capable of creating tidal waves and capable of being the centerpiece of a peaceful, pastoral scene, the MOON is a miracle that warms the heart and lights the sky. What in you is like the MOON?
© 2016. Reverend Eileen DeRosia Patra. Rev. Eileen is an ordained Unity minister currently serving at Unity of Livonia in Livonia, Michigan.