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In honor of the supermoons that that will take place this year, and in the next few years, here’s a poignant message I shared in light of the supermoon back in November 2016. It still applies.
Tonight the moon will look the biggest it will look – for decades. We’re having a Super Moon and at 6:22 AM EST tomorrow morning, the Earth will be the closest it’s been to the moon since 1948 and it won’t be that close again until 2034. So that means that tonight is the brightest lunar powered night we’re going to have for years …. and then, darkness.
This reminds me a bit of the mood we’re feeling in America. Some of us are sensing nothing but doom and gloom on the horizon. We especially are concerned about persons who are part of minority groups that tend to be oppressed – our GLBTQI friends, our Muslim friends, our immigrant friends, our black friends, and our friends who are women who’ve been traumatized by sexual assault or harassment. We think also of those who are urgently concerned about human aggravated global warming and how building more coal burning power plants will only hasten the day where we finally destroy our environment.
Poem - Today - Century - Samurai - Warrior
I came across a poem today that struck me. It’s an old one from the 17th Century. It was written by a samurai warrior named Mizuta Masahide. “Barn’s burnt down. Now I can see the moon.”
Wow. That’s quite a powerful perspective to have. A surprising one. An almost content and hopeful one.
Someone - Mindset - Someone - Something
How could someone get to have such a mindset? How could someone be okay with something that really isn’t?
In that song, the singer has peace and contentment despite bad things happening – and I think the key to that is found in the bridge –...
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