The more the merrier
This month’s Walk When the Moon is Full included Ellie’s other grandmother, Nana (@thewisdomsanctuary).
Schedules didn’t allow us to gather in person so we used technology to share faces and time together under the same moon.
It was around 8:30 and I texted Nana to see if the moon had appeared over her house. I used the SkyView app to locate the position here and sent her a screen shot. Turns out she was doing the same thing at the same time. Totally unplanned, but fun.
I wandered around the neighborhood waiting for daylight to end and saw the neighbor kids being creative with chalk. Watched as a barge floated by and the sun set on the Ohio River. Walked among the lengthening shadows near the tree line.
We three walked our respective yards and roads together, under the same moon. We spoke about how some call this the Strawberry Moon, because now is usually the time of harvest. We noticed the colors in the skies and voted on whose was prettiest, even though it technically wasn’t a contest. Ellie spotted her cat, Buddy, in the window, observing.
Then we all saw the fireflies. Slowly rising from the grass, winking their tails in the ever darkening twilight. Lightning bugs dotting the shadows with sparkles of warm, yellow lights. The full moon as backdrop to their stage.
We said our good nights and good byes and blew kisses with promises of another walk in another month, at the next full moon.
We see the same moon, you and I. You in your world and me in mine…I find that comforting.”—Mary Wade