August 10- The Beauty of Full Moon

Dear August,

what a beautiful moon! I have been out in one of my hometown cafés’ with a friend and her children. Another friend joined us later. My friend’s daughter complained because her brother was tearing her hair. I told her: look at the moon, isn’t it wonderful? The biggest full moon of the year! Everything else seems to be of no importance.

Everything else should turn in this direction; every meaningless conversation or preoccupation should cease; the presence of a full moon and the stars at night make us realize we are on a planet that is part of a bigger system; and help us place our ideas into perspective.

In this beautiful photo, that I found in the French Express magazine, a Greek ancient temple, a human masterpiece is pictured with a tree and the full moon, representing beauty at a different scale. la plus belle "super lune" se produira ce dimanche 10 août


May 13- full moon and flirting

Hello May,

you were showering us with storms, brought sunshine, and changed mood every half an hour, today! Is this why I was a bit moody or should I attribute it to the full moon?

Anyway, I decided to take it easy and slow down a bit, because working and stressing the last few days made me nervous. And when I get nervous I am not effective any more. It is also bad for love. So I decided to take a break and stop putting demands on myself other than take it easy. No projects, no contact with impatient colleagues, no respect for deadlines. Nothing.

Instead, I did things normal people do on Saturdays that I have been postponing. For example, buy vacuum cleaner bags. Batteries for my clock. Go for a run.

I finally went to a local café-bar for a drink. A charming couple in their forty’s was chatting with the owners about Palermo in Sicily. The woman contributed to a publication on Palermo and was showing everybody beautiful photos. The owners wanted to visit too and started planning a trip. Everyone was excited. The couple was in love, and very demonstrative.

Is it spring, the full moon was beautiful, everybody in the café-bar got in a flirtatious mood. It is so inspiring to see people in love!

You get happy, and in this case, you want to follow their example.

I thought of B. I wish I could kiss him also in this or another café.

To contribute, in my turn, to the amount of happiness in the world.

Lever de pleine Lune sur la Seine, photo by  Gary Wasilowski