Solstice, moon, eclipse, stars, hope, blessing new days. A whole lot of celestial action. People seem to be delighting in the “special” or even historic quality of this seasonal occurrence. For me, it’s always a sort of miracle that the stars dance, the earth moves and the sun shines…the awe and wonder conspire to take my breath away. Of course, living in a region where night time fog and city lights can obscure the nightly show in the sky, it is often a surprise when the night time twinkle fest takes flight. The forecasters say we may be able to see the lunar eclipse in another hour and a half. A break in the storms that have drenched the area with a promise of winter.
So we wait up, watching for the momentous heavenly passage of earth and moon and light and darkness. Infinite views of the limitless luminous.