Tuesday, December 21, 2010

blame it on the moon

The last time a total lunar eclipse coincided with the winter solstice was Dec. 21, 1638. It happened again in the wee hours of this morning. It won't happen again until Dec. 21, 2094. News reports said the moon glowed red.

I slept through it.

How many 'important' events does anyone miss? It makes you wonder what, precisely, is important, what is momentous, and what is different. If you say that agreeing with others is what makes something important, well, that's not quite right because there are personal matters that blew you away when you were utterly on your own. But if you reduce it to what you, personally, consider important, that doesn't seem quite right either since the mind most often relies on a tapestry that is woven from a learning and belief system that rests on the learning and beliefs of others.

And as you ponder and sift -- assuming you wouldn't rather sleep through it -- maybe the importance boils down to the momentousness, the utter shazam, of what is happening right now and who it is who could possibly sleep through it.

Blame it on the moon. :)


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