The Arrow

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I Give You the Moon

Posted by thearrow on January 14, 2009

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the moon; story below.


On Saturday, I read in the paper that the moon that day was going to be the biggest this year and that the best time to see it was when it comes out, at sunset. Cool, I thought. I got my backpack and tripod, and went to the movie (“Milk”) in the afternoon, with the plan of chasing the moon afterward. But when I came out of the movie theater it was raining, so no chance to see anything else other than dripping clouds. Darn. I went home. The article said that the moon was going to be quite big for a few days, though, so we could get another chance if we missed it the first time.

On Sunday the sky was clear but I got lazy and didn’t feel like going out at all. I forgot all about it until this morning. I wake up at 7 (there was light outside but the sun hadn’t come up yet) and, lo and behold, what do I see in the sky: a big, beautiful moon.

All I had to do was dress warm and get my tripod on the balcony 🙂 It’s the umpteenth time when I wish for something and get it. But the trick (in my case) is to be at peace with the thought of not getting it. And then, voila, there you go my dear, your wish is granted and the thing is at your fingertips.

What made me chuckle was that we have this expression in Romanian, to want/to give someone the moon in the sky, meaning, obviously, anything that person might possibly want. I thought, hm, if the moon was so beautifully presented to me on my balcony, maybe other things I really want will come true, too :). They’re right whey they say, “ask and thou shalt receive,” I’m telling you.


17 Responses to “I Give You the Moon”

  1. vidal said

    what a superb picture! thank you!

  2. thearrow said

    I’m so glad you like it! I couldn’t wait to get home to post it :).

  3. tibby said

    excelenta fotografie! BRAVOS!!!

  4. thearrow said

    Oh, merci 🙂 Si mi-a venit complet la nas; LOL. N-a trebuit sa inghet pe cine stie pe ce coclauri, doar un pic pe balcon.

  5. thearrow said

    I forgot to mention how happy I was when I saw the craters :).

  6. Departe said

    you must have been….over the moon :)) cool picture.

  7. thearrow said

    Heh-heh. I think I still am.

  8. alt.L said

    now that you have the moon what else could you possibly wish? can’t see what could top that 😀

  9. v said

    a spaceship! 😀

  10. alt.L said

    haha, right! dar nu-i cinstit. i-ai suflat, nu se pune 😀

  11. thearrow said

    Heh-heh. I can come up with quite a list if I want; and yes, a spaceship would be on it 🙂 (copyright Vidal, of course)

  12. ~m said

    this is gorgeous! Yay for you for getting your wish 🙂

  13. thearrow said

    Makes me even happier that you guys like it.

  14. v said

    (the amazing thing – for me at least – is this comes exactly when:
    – i’m hungrily watching nasa’s greatest missions
    – i just began to read simon singh’s ‘big bang’
    – i’m reviewing carl sagan’s ‘cosmos’.
    just like that, out of the blue…
    i don’t know what all these things mean. should i change my ‘career’, or what? :D)

  15. thearrow said

    Great minds, my dear 🙂

  16. v said

    oh, come on! i’m watching that movie about peter sellers (starring geoffrey rush) and wtf! it’s playin bowie’s ‘space oddity’ :))
    what on earth should i do? take lessons in moonwalking?

  17. thearrow said

    LOL. Now this sounds like a conspiracy. The question is, who’s plotting what? 🙂

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