I used to long for many things. Later, I did most of them. Now they are memories. No need for longing.

These past few years have been difficult. For once, not because of illness of dire poverty, but because the world tipped over and I’ve been clinging to the edges.

In the yearning department, I’ll settle for simple things. Warm weather. Bright skies. This morning, very early — just before five — the sun was rising as the moon was finishing her travels across the night sky.


The moon longed for me. She told me so.


At least, I believe that is what she said. Sometimes, when the moon speaks, her language is strange and not entirely clear.

What do you think?

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Opinionated writer with hopes for a better future for all of us!

18 thoughts on “MOONSETTING AS THE SUN RISES – Marilyn Armstrong”

      1. It is the same with me. Not that I take the picture myself, like you, but I start with the picture and that gives me the idea where to go with my writing.


  1. Great Pictures, Spike!

    I think the world was always tilted!

    I think the world has always been a bit crazy and out of ‘true’, but that it is doing so in more different ways much more rapidly and frequently and most of us can no longer keep up the illusion we are staying in ‘pace’ with it – we long for the days when we felt like we were in touch and understood where we were, where we came from and what, generally, was happening, and perhaps why it was happening?

    The Moon sees what’s going on, content that she is isolated from much of it, aloof and above it all…. but she is willing to share a thought or two, should we bother to ask, or listen. 🙂


    1. The moon has a real effect on us and sometimes when the moon seems so large, it fills the sky — or when the seasons are in Equinox and sun and moon are in the sky together … there is something majestic about that. Something special.

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      1. Totally agree!

        I find it amazing though how we humans misperceive our Moon sometimes… it can appear much much bigger than it really is. Ever notice how you take a picture of it looking huge in the sky- you can see almost every detail, and when you check the pic you can barely make it out?
        “When the Moon hits your eye like a big Pizza Pie – That’s Amore!!” 🙂
        Dean Martin knew a thing or two! 🙂


  2. Lovely photos of the moon, Marilyn. I noticed a couple of nights ago when the moon was just a sliver there was a very bright star in conjunction with it. That must have some meaning to it.


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