Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The same moon shines down on all of us.

It definitely did not look like an unhappy face to me. I'm talking about a magnificent configuration of Jupiter and Venus along with the crescent moon that adorned the early evening sky last night. The three lights formed a lovely triangle above Washington DC. Did you see it?

The shape created by the three lights was slightly different in Tanzania, proof that the southeastern sector of Africa is really far away from here!

Far away and yet so close because even in Tanzania, I have blogfellows - well - one blogfellow. Because she blogs, I am invited to have a look at the world through her eyes every time she posts. So in a way I feel like I'm sitting at her kitchen table, next to the blackboard, conversing as if we lived next door to each other. I rub shoulders with people in Botswana, S. Africa, Germany, Australia, the U.K., Canada and all over the U.S. every day.

In ways I would never have imagined just a few years ago, I have more in common with my neighbors all over the world than I thought I did. I love that!


Angela said...

And with me, in Germany, if you don`t mind, Reya. Me too, I think it just fantastic that I get stories told from all over the world and then think so often, YES, I feel the same way! What did we do before blogworld existed??

tut-tut said...

Yes, I am constantly amazed at the connections blogging has opened up and how fluid the discussion can be!

Hammer said...

I got a really clear view of it walking home from work last night. Very cool.

Gary said...

Isn't it wonderous that the writing we do at home, alone at our computers can be read by someone across the world mere minutes after we click post? Blogging has made me realize once again how much we humans have in common.

Janelle said...

me too! me too! amazing. i love popping by washington, then new york, then botswana, johannesburg...oh we can go wherever we please. i LOVE it. and we can gaze upon the same beautiful moon...xxx

Reya Mellicker said...

As soon as I posted, I thought - Hey! What about Angela! I'll edit the post right now.

Lori ann said...

it's so great, I LOVE it. I am sooo happy to learn about all these wonderful places all around the world, with the MOST amazing people, it started with wanderlust and now it is about friends, thanks for writing this Reya,

Angela said...

Thanks Reya for editing your post extra for me! How nice! And I do feel as everyone else that we have all become a bunch of friends, and it doesn`t even matter if we never meet (though we might, who knows?). I just LOVE all those stories...oh I think I said that before, but still true!

fush and chips said...

Full Moon and Little Frieda

A cool small evening shrunk to a dog bark and the clank of a bucket - And
you listening.
A spider's web, tense for the dew's touch.
A pail lifted, still and brimming - mirror To tempt a first star to a

Cows are going home in the lane there, looping the hedges with their warm
wreaths of breath - A dark river of blood, many boulders, Balancing
unspilled milk.
'Moon!' you cry suddenly, 'Moon! Moon!'

The moon has stepped back like an artist gazing amazed at a work That points
at him amazed.

- Ted Hughes

willow said...

Fascinating, Reya! Thanks for including the article from National Geographic. It is comforting to think that we are all looking at the same frowny face!

Merle Sneed said...

Not five minuets ago I noticed the three. I wondered last night what the planet was beside Venus. Thanks for the info, you're so smart.

ArtSparker said...

Eventually perhaps the internet has the potential to remove the need for the other/enemies.

I have heard that it would be a smiling face over Australia.

Gary said...

Oh, I finally saw this last night. They were a bit further apart than in you picture but it was there (and I thought of you).