Surprised by the moon

Justin Roth
Justin Roth

“The moon is a loyal companion.It never leaves. It’s always there, watching, steadfast, knowing us in our light and dark moments, changing forever just as we do. Every day it’s a different version of itself. Sometimes weak and wan, sometimes strong and full of light. The moon understands what it means to be human.” (Tahereh Mafi)

As the trees have shed their leaves this fall, the view from my office window has changed. Each day I have enjoyed a new frame of the mountains stretching beyond my eyesight. Tonight that view has surprised me with the moon. Always my delight in any of its stages – it rises by my side like a friend arriving to share a few moments at the end of the day. It is just passing – as all moments, this moon moves on its way as quickly as it arrives. As it rises into the night, I sit and watch. It is fall and we are missing hours of daylight but when the sky darkens early, there is more time to enjoy the moon’s presence. Tonight I am thankful for nature’s rhythm. A rhythm that includes me!

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