Friday, August 31, 2007

Big Orange Moon

Two nights ago, driving down the interstate at nightfall, I started to whine about driving home from work for an hour in the dark after much too long a day. Then I looked up and saw an amazing, perfectly full, bright orange moon with its face quite visible. Its mouth formed a perfect "O" and I imagined it singing "O taste and see" or "O quam glorioso" or "O magnum mysterium."

Driving in the dark no longer seemed an annoyance, but instead, a glimpse of creation that I might not have noticed. And as for the singing part -- yes, I know. I'm such a dork!

3 Comments:

Blogger Merely Human said...

Looking at the moon has often snapped me out of a grumpy mood.

12:31 PM  
Blogger Emily Williams said...

Now you've got those motets in my head!

I am such a dork, too. I was just looking through photos I took last year in Spain, and recalled that I took one of a school called Regina Coeli because it made me think of the Aichinger setting we always sing on Easter.

And now *that* is in my head . . .

1:57 PM  
Blogger Jane said...

I was in a similar spot a couple of weeks ago, so tired I could hardly see straight on the curvy KY mountain road. I came around a curve and saw an absolute explosion of stars against a perfectly dark sky. What a gift!

7:48 PM  

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