If you were lucky enough to gaze into the night sky on September 8, you would have been blessed with a spectacular vision – the harvest moon! She cast a luminous path across the lawn, beach, and water, as if saying “Move without fear, for I will light your way.”
The harvest moon marks a time when I give thanks for the abundance the summer season bestowed upon me. Warms nights, serenaded by crickets and frogs; hot days, hosting the singing of cicadas and bees (I draw the line at being thankful for mugginess); flowers, warm soil, ducks, fish, and birds. Even Isis got into the spirit of the celebration, as if performing her own personal ‘calling down the moon’ ritual.
It’s hard to believe summer is waning. Wasn’t it just last week when I was marking the movement of the hummingbirds from Florida to my backyard. Now, sigh, they are heading back to Mickey’s town.
For those of you on the migration route, don’t take your feeders down just yet. As the hummers pass through, they’ll be thirsty and in need of energy for the long haul to the sunshine state. Also, visit this link to be part of the hummer count. And, for all you fact-loving readers, a ruby-throated hummingbird will flap its wings 55 times per second and they travel at about 25 mph. Way kool!!
Angie’s remaining three ducklings have grown in leaps and bounds. They’ve finally molted to reveal their blue wing bars and will soon soar with the rest of the flock. If not, Chris might have some company in his bedroom.
While at Panera yesterday, the woman behind me was chatting with your friend about living a more meaningful life. She was lamenting about a lousy job, ungrateful child, and lacking husband. Her friend replied, “Your vision will become your life!” and went on to say the woman obviously wanted the life she was leading.
Not one to stick my nose in other people’s business (okay, I am, but I didn’t this time), I understood the friend was attempting to quote Carl Jung, “Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”
I should have told them the full quote. Perhaps written it down. Alas, I didn’t. I kept my hard learned wisdom to myself, finished my coffee, and left. Hopefully, the first woman will research the quote and find the truth it contains, all on her own. Or maybe she’ll stumble upon my blog and want to begin her own adventure. Whatever her path, I hope it is joyful. And I hope the same for your path too.
Blessed be :}