It’s a full moon tonight. Something about the moon has always inspired me, and fills me with awe. And the full moon is even more so.

Someone once asked me if I had ever held the moon in my hand. I didn’t know what he meant, so I said no, and he sent me back an amazing email about how to hold the moon in my hand. Even now, I still love to go outside and do it. Now it just makes me feel a little wistful though 🙂

“Sidda looks up into the sky. In the crook of the crescent moon sits the Holy Lady, with strong muscles and a merciful heart. She kicks her splendid legs like the moon is her swing and the sky, her front porch. She waves down at Sidda like she has just spotted an old buddy. Sidda stands in the moonlight and lets the Blessed Mother love every hair on her six-year-old head. Tenderness flows down from the moon and up from the earth. For one fleeting, luminous moment, Sidda Walker knows there has never been a time when she has not been loved.”

This wonderful quote from The Divine Secrets of the Ya-ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells is exactly how holding the moon in my hand makes me feel. Like I’m awash in love, and tenderness, and beauty.

That question changed my life in such a wonderful way – it’s funny the things that bring friends in to your life – and this question bought an amazing person into my life. He’d always been in the periphery, but I hadn’t really noticed him until then.

So I guess when I’m celebrating the moon, I’m also celebrating that friendship, that helped me through a tough period, and then introduced me to another one …but there was a lot of happiness in between as well 🙂

That reminds me of a poem I like:

Reason, Season, or Lifetime

People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
When you figure out which one it is,
you will know what to do for each person.

When someone is in your life for a REASON,
it is usually to meet a need you have expressed.
They have come to assist you through a difficulty;
to provide you with guidance and support;
to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually.
They may seem like a godsend, and they are.
They are there for the reason you need them to be.

Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time,
this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end.
Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away.
Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand.
What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled; their work is done.
The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.

Some people come into your life for a SEASON,
because your turn has come to share, grow or learn.
They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh.
They may teach you something you have never done.
They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy.
Believe it. It is real. But only for a season.

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons;
things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation.
Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person,
and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life.
It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.

— Unknown

You’ve probably all heard it before, but I like it 🙂

Anyway, I’d better be off…it’s a full moon after all!

(Currently listening to Fireflies by Owl City)