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I read an article about tonight’s full moon.  It is the biggest and brightest of 2010, tonight’s moon is called the Wolf Moon. Here is a link to the article. I was surprised to see what it had to say regarding beaches and the full moon…although it makes perfect sense when you think about it.

My Traveling Woman shawl is moving along at a very slow pace but moving along nonetheless.  Will post pics of my progress sometime this weekend.

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Last night I felt a sudden sweep of sleepiness come over me.  I went to my husband, he was busy working away on his portfolio, and told him I was heading to bed.   I told him I was too tired to do the dishes and would do them in the morning. I also told him I was too tired to set-up breakfast in the slow cooker(which was among the dirty dishes) for the next morning.  At that moment, I had convinced myself of these facts.

I sleepily made my way to the kitchen to get a glass of water to take to bed.  As I rounded the corner into the kitchen I was mesmorized by the moonlight coming in under the half closed curtains.  I raised the curtains and gazed at the beauty of the moon.  It gave me enough of an uplift that I decided to do the dishes before going to bed.  My heart didn’t want to leave the magical feeling of the moonlight.  I went and opened the blinds above the sink to allow the glow of the moon to enter into my kitchen.  Next I placed a small candle at the edge of the sink.  Between the two sources of light I had just enough glow to see my dishes.

Late night dishes.

Late night dishes.

I do love candlelight.  As I began washing the dishes it offered me a heightened sensory experience.  As I could not fully see with my eyes all the surfaces of the various dishes I was washing, I had to feel the surface.  I explored, through the sense of touch, the structure of each object that I use everyday. Both inside and outside surfaces of these everyday objects felt new as my hands utilized the gliding slippery foamy lubricant the dishwater offered.  Our body is capable of so many experiences.  Sometimes if we change just one variable within an everyday activity we can alter our thought process, even if only temporarily.  This experience did this for me, not to mention saving a little on the electric bill. 🙂

 

 

Candle

Candle

 

 

 I turned on the kettle to boil some water. I washed the slow cooker and set up a cup of mung beans to cook overnight. I should mention I use our rice-cooker cup to measure, so I don’t believe it is an 8 oz cup. One cup of beans to three cups of water works perfect in the small cooker that we use. Not only is it an economical breakfast, so important in these times, but having breakfast ready when you get out of bed in the morning is awesome!  

My kettle was ready and I made a delicious cup of herbal tea.  The tea was a custom rooibus blend from the teashop where I use to work.  I was pleasantly surprised to find that I had any of that tea(yes I know technically it is not a tea) left.  With the dishes done, breakfast prepared, and my tea steeping, I went into the bedroom to grab a small blanket.  I wrapped myself up and called my sweet & precious kitty cat.  She looked at me with eager loving eyes.  Have I mentioned how much I love my cat?  I poured a glass of tea as she watched me.  Then I opened the door to the deck and stepped outside.  She looked at me perplexed….outside at night???  My indoor cat slowly made her way onto the deck with me.  I tightened the blanket around my shoulders and sat down.  She came over and jumped onto my lap and snuggled.  She needed the cuddle time I think, as much as I did.  Together we gazed up at the moon.  

 

Prayer flags in moonlight.

Prayer flags in moonlight.

 

 

Moonbeams gleamed hypnotically through the prayer flags on my deck. We basked together in that light as I sipped my tea and pet her head…and chin….don’t forget the chin!  She purred and purred.  Sitting together I was, and still am, so grateful for those moments.  The moments I almost missed out on!

 So a message to those that might feel alone right now…gaze upon the moon and know you are not alone.  There are those of us also gazing and basking in the moonlight.  We are together.  Can you feel it?

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