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“After all, hope is a form of planning. If our hopes weren’t already real within us, we couldn’t even hope them.”Gloria Steinem

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Moondance November

In the Northern hemisphere
the  moon has several names depending on your tribe: Hunter’s Moon, Frosty Moon,
 Beaver Moon .
 This morning after too much food celebrating  of Thanksgiving yesterday,
 i awoke at O dark thirty to watch the frosty moon about to set .

Early in the morning dawn, the moon of November 23,2018  will  eventually set into the clouds
See that path  the moon light makes upon the water? (the sun does this a well).
 i am curious what word or words  are used to call this  wonderful nature happening.
 JESSE SHEIDLOWER, an editor of the Oxford English Dictionary, reported that the word requested already exists: moonglade. I also found  a synonymous word moon wake. I have attempted to capture this effect in paint. i will keep trying to do it
 with fabric strips sewn together.

So do  you recall the song by Van Morrison called Moon Dance...

It goes ...."it's a marvelous night for a moondance..."
 I believe it was published in 1970 and ya know what? It still stands the test of time!
 brilliant excellent composition and execution why its a classic
and tried by many mastered by very few.

I am thankful for magic of music, that i can remember it even the first time i did 
and what and where and who  was there 
 and how it transports and  also gives rise to memories of younger times for me.
Thanksgiving is so filled with memories,  especially when we smell the fragrances,  prepare or eat the classic foods we are used to that our parents served and that we have adapted
 and tweaked  through the years.....  especially the cranberry sauce! 

be well, sonja