Saturday, September 25, 2010

I wish I was the moon

Saturday mid-day and I’m taking a small cleaning break. I’ve got laundry on the line, the sun is shining, and it’s a fairly warm day here in Maryland. I’m looking forward to sitting under the dogwood tree in the breeze later this afternoon when all my chores are done.

Last night I couldn’t slow down my thoughts. Maybe it was the moon that was keeping me awake. It was such a beautiful moon. Yesterday, it went up to 95 degrees here and the air was thick with humidity. But early in the evening, things began to slowly change. I watched an old movie that had arrived from my friends at Netflix. I hadn’t seen Shirley Valentine in years and it was a pleasant jaunt to the Greek Isles for me.

I drank a beer under the moonlight and watched the soft breezes rustle the leaves in the trees while I imagined what I would do with this place if I had the money to buy it as George brought me sticks to throw so he could fetch them. And then finally, at 2:30 I went up to bed.

DSC_0824 copy 2My husband shot this photo the night before and it’s not bad for having done it without a tripod. I added a layer mask which I got here.

Well, it’s back to work for me. This afternoon, when it’s all done, I’ll go out to my favorite shop and pick up a few things. Tomorrow we’re having company and it’s been a long time since I’ve seen these particular friends.

Oh. I wrote quite a story about my dad and the recorder incident. Reading it back, it sounded way too crazy. So I guess it needs some work.

Hope you’re enjoying your Saturday.

Until tomorrow, my friends . . .

23 comments:

Country Girl said...

Chimney falls and lovers blaze
Thought that I was young
Now I've freezing hands and bloodless veins
As numb as I've become

I'm so tired
I wish I was the moon tonight

Last night I dreamt I had forgotten my name
'Cause I had sold my soul but awoke just the same
I'm so lonely
I wish I was the moon tonight

God blessed me, I'm a free man
With no place free to go
I'm paralyzed and collared-tight
No pills for what I fear

This is crazy
I wish I was the moon tonight.

~Neko Case - I Wish I Was the Moon

Mental P Mama said...

Just beautiful. Going to lunch at Partner's now with Annie and Jules. Wish you were here....

deborah said...

A lovely day you are having! That moon photo is awesome. I was watching it last night come out from behind the clouds, magnificent!

Caroline said...

Love the moon shot and that gorgeous layer mask. Have a wonderful weekend Kate!

Gail said...

What an amazing poem!

I guess the moon affects us all, I was up bright and early...not cleaning.

Enjoy your company!

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ELK said...

lets see if 3rd time is a charm..
i enjoyed my visit here today..the moon ..the memories ..and yesterdays sun and long shadows..a very special place here Kate..supermans daughter;0

A New England Life said...

You stayed up until 2:30? Oh my, I'd be a mess the next day. As it is I already took a nap today. I seem to have a headache that I just can't shake no matter how much Ibuprofen I take.

Yes, plenty to do this warm, muggy Saturday afternoon and I'm certainly not accomplishing it on the computer! LOL!

Karen said...

I love that poem.

I was up too... think it was the moon. And perhaps the loneliness. In a house full of people, yet.

I found a truck yesterday that is a photographers dream! Wish I had better camera skille... it's my header and post today if you have time to check it out. You would have had a blast with your camera I think.

Ellen said...

Beautiful poem....(is it a song?)....The moon was splendid last night....makes me smile to think of all the people I love looking at that same full face...take care of you...smiles.

JackDaddy said...

What a nice peaceful post today!!

Have you watched Educating Rita?

Country Girl said...

I've not seen Educating Rita. I'll check it out. Thanks.

To Ellen and everyone who asked: It's a song. You can listen to it here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STvUooK7hfs

~ C.G.

Mary said...

Hopefully you are done with your cleaning and enjoying the fruits of your labor... have a wonderful weekend!

Daryl said...

Dammmit we had cloud cover .. so no moon at all what a night even ligtening bugs are afraid to light there's no moon at all .. I have cleaned/disinfected and dipped Jack .. Rose is reprived from dips and further meds, seems she is now anemic maybe due to sulpher in dips or just from the 6 weeks of treatment/9 weeks she's had ringworm. I think my vet should name his new second floor for us.......

BUSH BABE said...

I didn't know this poem but now have Frank Sinatra's FLY ME TO THE MOON in my head...

Hope you are feeling more calm today - your layer mask action is gorgeous. You do things I would never think of - clever possum!

I never let a little crazy get in the way of me pressing 'publish' on my blog posts... maybe you've noticed! Heh.
:-)
BB

myletterstoemily said...

it IS hard to sleep when the moon
is looking that beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to read the story about your Dad.

Tammie said...

Wish I really understood what the song was ..is saying. I've been watching the moon the past several days and it really has been amazing. Lonely, but amazing.

Fearless Nester said...

What a great capture of the moon. I still haven't been able to figure out how to do that, even with a tripod. ~Lili

Jean said...

Lovely photo. Good luck with the story.

Char said...

one of my favorite things to do at times - sit alone and stare at the moon. i miss having a place to do that.

it was very bright friday night.

The Japanese Redneck said...

At least you had some great company in the moon light!