Friday, August 31, 2012

This is My Chance - A Blue Moon Day and Night

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This is My Chance -  A Blue Moon Day and Night
As I was growing up I heard adults say strange things.  It may have been about the age that you start hearing what they actually were saying… and then trying to make sense of their words.

For the record adults don’t always make a lot of sense to a kid!

One of my aunts was the first one that I heard say, “That will only happen in a Blue Moon!”

I can distinctly remember when she said it but not why. I can remember that we were in my grandparent’s house on the farm near Truax, Saskatchewan.  When she said the words I looked up at her and wondered what she was talking about.  Some one had stated that they thought this or that would happen… and she made her pronouncement that it would never happen.

I think that I must have looked at her like she had two heads. She laughed and looked back at me asking what I was thinking.  I answered by saying, “A blue moon… the moon isn’t blue!”

I can’t remember what happened or what was said after that.

Then I started hearing a lot more about our moon.  “Once in a blue moon…” was used to describe something that was small in possibility.

I had known that somewhere in the world a “Cow had jumped over the moon..”

I knew that the moon could be made of cheese for some cartoon characters… and there were many rhymes about our moon… like…
“The man in the moon,
Looked out of the moon,
Looked out of the moon and said:
It's time for all children on the Earth,
To think about getting to bed!”

“Hey diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle, 
The cow jumped over the moon, 
The little dog laughed to see such sport,
And the dish ran away with the spoon.”


“I see the moon,
And the moon sees me;
God bless the moon,
And God bless me!”

And the Owl and the Pussy Cat – “danced to the light of the Moon”

By now every kid knows that the moon is not only a fairy tale but real and that a man, Neil Armstrong, once walked on that moon.

And I know that the Blue Moon is a night when the moon appears to be a “Full Moon” twice in a calendar month.

Tonight is a Blue Moon night.  Today is the last day of August and the second full moon this month.

And according to my aunt whatever couldn’t happen – might happen.

So what are you looking forward to this day? What do you think might happen today that has not happened in the past two years?  Maybe it is something that you hoped for or wanted to happen oh so much?

Look up… look around … and look at the great big, blue moon tonight.  WOW!

~ Murray Lincoln ~

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