Wednesday night, I was walking to my car from play practice when I noticed that the lunar eclipse had started. I drove to the gas station and watched the shadow slowly and steadily creep across the face of the moon while I filled the tank. This was surely more entertaining than watching the numbers on the pump. I drove the grocery store to pick up a couple of things, but before I went into the store, I stood beside my car just watching that eclipse. Out of the cold darkness, I heard a voice say, "Isn't that just the most amazing thing?" I'm pretty oblivious so I never even noticed the man standing at HIS vehicle, also watching the eclipse. I had to agree with him, because it was amazing. I walked into the grocery store, wondering how many people stopped what they were doing to watch the display, pausing in the midst of all their busy-ness to take note of nature making a spectacle of herself.
Inexplicably, it made me happy.
Suddenly a song popped into my mind.
Remember Cat Stevens?
I waited until I was back in my car to begin singing 'Moon Shadow'.