Friday, September 28, 2007

The Seeking Moon

So often I see the September full moon called the harvest moon, and it is certainly a fitting name. As the full moon lit the sky the other night, I drove my oldest daughter and my exchange daughter to judo class. The moon was low and large, illuminating the lake with a cool wash of light. On the way home, very late in the evening, road-side farm markets were bathed in moon glow. At one market, shadows danced betwixt wagons overflowing with pumpkins and bushel baskets filled with hardy mums.

My favorite source for moon names, however, refers to September's full moon as "The Seeking Moon." That name intrigues me... slows me down to contemplate it's meaning. The Dalai Lama said, "I believe that the very purpose of our life is to seek happiness. That is clear. Whether one believes in religion or not, whether one believes in this religion or that religion, we are all seeking something better in life. So, I think, the very motion of our life is towards happiness..."

What are you seeking, as September mellows into October and the earth offers up her bountiful harvest?

photo Aisling, September 27, 2007


Nan - said...

Beautiful picture, and such a nice post.

Aisling said...

Thank you very much, Nan.

I wonder if I'll ever have a truly "moon worthy" camera! But this one came out pretty well. :)

Robbin with 2 B's! said...

I can't believe I've been so self concerned this past week that I missed my favorite time of the moon with you! I love this picture Aisling, maybe my favorite so far. And as I'm off to work at the moment, I'll be back later to explore the poetry post more. (and to answer your question, I am seeking growth!I want to reach a new level of understanding exactly who I am and what I want.)

Aisling said...

Robbin, I was a little behind on the full moon also. My post was made two days after the full moon, and my photo was taken "one day past full." I'm glad you stopped in and hope your day is very positive! I love your response to my "what are you seeking" question. Growth and understanding are very important goals, always!

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

The moon was so beautiful this week...I couldn't keep my eyes off it as I was driving to work.

Beautiful picture!

Aisling said...

Debra, Thank you for the nice comment on my photo. Of course, it doesn't do the moon justice at all! The moon seemed so large on the night it was full... somehow much larger than usual. I suppose that can't be true, but I loved the illusion of it anyway! :)