Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Fly Me Back from the Moon



I think I've had my head perhaps a bit too far up in the stars because everything I see is beginning to look like a constellation. I saw an oil spill yesterday in the parking lot by the bank that looked just like Canes Venatici, at least to my eye. For heaven's sake!


Canes Venatici

On my way home from work last night, I was so fixated on the beautiful crescent moon and her partner, the brilliant Venus, that I almost got hit by a car. (Those of you who are not star struck at the moment should check it out tonight. Wow. Beautiful.)

Last night in my dream I was studying the constellations of Cuba and Haiti (whatever that means), while simultaneously trying to figure out how to get the Big Dipper to pour stellar blessings and smooth proceedings onto Haiti.

Part of my Plan to Stay Sane includes a practice of balance, moderation. That's a tough assignment for those of us who tend to lean hard into everything, but it is well worth practicing, it really is.

So today in the interests of sanity and balance, and in a gesture towards moderation, I will stack my star charts on my desk, close the book I'm reading, Dr. Copernicus by John Banville (a really good book that has confirmed my theory that life in the middle ages was, in every way imaginable, magical realism) and keep my eye on the landscape instead of the sky. I'll clean my room, take a big walk, go have a drink with a friend - in other words, today I will remain firmly earthbound.

As Elizabeth Wix would say, too much of too much is entirely too much. Oh yeah!

15 comments:

ellen abbott said...

Do, at least, keep one eye on the on coming cars, dear Reya.

Reya Mellicker said...

Yeah! I can be such a nut, I really can.

John Hayes said...

That crescent moon was quite haunting last night--but I'm with Ellen on watching traffic!

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

Alas, we have overcast skies so it will be a bit before I can see the Moon & Venus. Keep an eye out for on-coming traffic, you star-struck girl!

Linda Sue said...

The stars don't make pictures, we do...so, you could make anything at all- A Reya constellation, just follow the dots! Give it some authority and mood and wham...a whole new deal. I would like to have been born under the Reya constelation's influence...I would be so awesome...maybe next time.

Cyndy said...

It's fun to see things within other things - I see faces all the time in all kinds of different objects. I noticed the beautiful sky last night too. It was so clear that the stars seemed a little closer and brighter than usual, especially for DC.

Reya Mellicker said...

I believe they were coming closer to check me out since I've been so into them. Silly, silly me.

Hey Linda Sue - your constellation is absolutely fabulous!

Yes, I love to connect the dots, perhaps a bit too much. My friend Hammer has suggested that I listen to the blues, a great idea for grounding. I'm listening to the tunes he suggested right now, and I'll soon pay a visit to John Hayes where I can always find something bluesy to tune in to.

Also I cancelled the drink date. I'm going for coffee instead.

Reya: wake up and smell the coffee.

Heads up!!

Ronda Laveen said...

I wonder what the Rorschach Test would reveal about your seeing constellations in oil spills. Interesting. I also find that when I'm immersed in a subject, I see connections to it every where.

And the piece about studying the constellations of Cuba and Haiti and trying to get the Big Dipper to pour out stellar blessings and smooth proceedings somehow makes sense to me and feels very familiar. Very, very familiar...hmmm.

Barry said...

Toronto, through the winter months, is almost always shrouded in cloud. It certainly is tonight.

So we watch the traffic, but it's not nearly as much fun as the stars!

Reya Mellicker said...

I'm sorry you can't see the moon, Barry. Dang, man.

Ronda, what is it they say? When two people share an hallucination, it becomes reality?? Thanks sistah!

steven said...

i'm hitchin' a ride on barry's wagon reya - i'm ninety km northeast of the barry man and there's nary a star to be seen these days as the sky is clouded over and even the sun looks like a pale blob of melted butter in a watery broth. be safe reya!!! steven

Dan Gurney said...

I caught a quick glance at the crescent wolf moon yesterday in a brief hiatus in the stormy weather. It was stunning.

Mary Ellen said...

Well, we're all stardust turned into mammals and such. It's a pretty nice planet to be stuck to by gravity. Enjoy!

Kerry said...

I saw the crescent moon tonight through the bare branches of a tree and it was so perfectly beautiful. Luckily I was on a footpath or I would have definitely been squashed by a car while lost in awe. Not a bad way too go, maybe.

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