Thursday, February 28, 2008

Green Cheese



I stared for a long time, through narrowed eyes, at the fading moon this morning, who (by the way) was looking quite perky and proud of herself. Humphhh. I wasn't squinting at the sky, oh no. My narrowed eyes, aimed directly at the third quarter moon, made a statement - it was my best attempt to let this moon know how much I disaprove of it.

That eclipse was one nasty jerk, not just for me (received bad news on several fronts) but for so many people I know. Bad breakups, people getting the boot from their jobs, or flunking important tests, being rejected by the dance company they had auditioned with, and on and on. Others got sick. Minor or major, this moon has been a bitch, though I'm sure there are folks who completely enjoyed the event. I just don't know any of them.

The happy thing is that the silvery disc, now just a half circle, will soon dwindle down and disappear altogether, allowing all of us to catch our breath and begin to recover from the frickin' February 2008 eclipse of DOOM. Don't get me wrong. There are many moons I adore, just not this one. No.

Luna? Honey? - don't let the door slam your ass on your way out. I mean it! Sheesh.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

what an amazing picture. ....
how did you do this ? tomorrow, i plan to walk around the city of saint francis, with my camera, and try to capture one image as cool as yours. your work is inspiring. thanks

Reya Mellicker said...

The pic captures a reflection off the side of a bus shelter at 3rd and Mass Ave NE in Washington DC, a couple of blocks from Union Station. There's an ad for the reissue of 101 Dalmations on the inside of the window. It's cheerful, yet sinister.

Thank you!!

Lee's River/Zlatovyek said...

the dog looks like a former brother-in-law.
This is not a compliment for the dog. Cheerful, yet sinister? So apt.
But the photog is great, as usual.
Moving out of February, Reya. Hope it's better sailing for you next month.

Steve said...

Does the moon have an ass? I never quite thought about that before...:)

rothko said...

Love the pic. As for the eclipse, it was not a brilliant month for me, either. I think this explains it.

As for the moon having an ass ... well, "mooning" ... there's got to be a joke there somewhere ... and maybe that's it.

Professor Montblanc said...

Weird, I wonder when the bad things will begin to happen to me--the last few weeks have been great.
I looked for something bad around the eclipse too-- but nothing yet.

Lynne said...

Do you think the fact that it's a leap year (and leap day today) has something to do with it too? Surely that must throw everything a bit off kilter!

dennis said...

Dennis feels OK, it's the time change that seems to throw Dennis off.

Reya Mellicker said...

Professor Montblanc, based on how much you look like Johnny Depp, how could any eclipse DARE to get in your way? Huh?? Don't look for trouble! If you have risen above it all, then enjoy!!