A new moon appears above the beach tonight. February moons were known as "Hunger Moons" by some American Indians, because food was scarce. Although the crescent is slim now, in two weeks, it will be full, illuminating both shore and the sea. William Blake put it this way, "The moon like a flower / In heaven's high bower / With silent delight / Sits and smiles on the night."* We must always remind ourselves that the moon remains intact; it is only our perception of it that changes. -- Diary, winter 2015
* "Songs of Innocence -- Night" by William Blake; online-literature.com/blake/627.
From the diary of beach walker George Thatcher / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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