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Shine On, Shine On

Harvest MoonI woke up this morning to a strange golden light coming in through my window.  Carlos and I stepped out on the deck to see what we could see.  His tiny bare toes tiptoed across the chilly dew-covered boards then stopped.  He looked up in the sky to the harvest moon.  His perfect little mouth curled into a smile then he whispered, “WOW!”

Yes, Baby Carlos Punkin…Wow. 

What a perfect word to start the day…WOW.  Even in his less than three years, he’s already seen the moon a hundred times.  But he reminds me to delight in it, to see it.  Sometimes it is so easy to forget to see the things we look at every day.  

Vivi asks me questions.  She reminds me to wonder and to investigate.  I love living in this age of Google when I can say, “Let’s look it up!”  Here’s what she and I talked about when we talked about the moon.  “Are other people seeing this moon, too?”  We found this really cool image from EarthSky.com:

Day and night sides of Earth at the instant of the September 2013 full moon (2013 September 19 at 11:13 Universal Time). Notice that dawn is coming to the U.S. while night is falling in Asia when the September 2013 moon reaches the crest of its full phase. Image credit: Earth and Moon Viewer

Day and night sides of Earth at the instant of the September 2013 full moon (2013 September 19 at 11:13 Universal Time). Notice that dawn is coming to the U.S. while night is falling in Asia when the September 2013 moon reaches the crest of its full phase. Image credit: Earth and Moon Viewer

I love having all these little minds around; they remind me to look, to ask.  To wonder.