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The Moon, The Moon…

…the big round moon.  Two eyes, a nose, and a mouth.

This is a little jingle to say when you are playing with children, to see if they can do what you do.  As you repeat it you draw the circle, add the eyes, nose and mouth, and then clear your throat.  Over and over the other will try to repeat, and miss the clearing of the throat many times – until they finally get it.

I thought of this the other night at the full moon.  That night I inflated the air mattress I’ve used for camping, and pulled it out onto the edge of my small patio, put a sheet over it, and lay out there, under the open sky, and watched the moon rise.

The air was cool, eventually requiring a blanket.  I slept there all night, awaking a couple of times to see that in the earth’s movement, the moon was in a different place.  And I peacefully drifted off to sleep each time.

Knowing that my yard was enclosed, out of the view of the neighbors, and that there were no critters to scamper about causing consternation, I was feeling very secure ‘camping’ outside my sliding doors!  I think I will do it again sometime soon.

Note:  The photo is from the night before, when there were a few clouds to give the moon a very mysterious look.