As I sat on the park bench enjoying the cool night air and gazing at the
people who were taking a break from the rest of the world, two young lovers
passed me by. And I overheard the woman say, "Honey, why can't the moon always
be this full and beautiful as it is tonight?"
He replied, "I don't know dear, but I am glad we were blessed enough to see
another one together."
And that made me, well at first shed a tear at their exchanged words, but
then it made me ask myself, "Why doesn't it?"
Then, of course, knowing me, I thought and thought some more. Then I
concluded, how can we ask the moon to
constantly shine so beautiful night after night if we as humans can not
find it in ourselves to do the same?
Why can't we find what it takes to remain illuminating creatures when we
bear witness time after time of the glorious
dreams we have shown to be so capable of.
Why do we so often blow out our candles and let the darkness escape to
cover up a portion of our glow? Do
we cycle through our emotions the same as the moon? Or why can't we
consistently find the peace and love
that I can so clearly recognize in this young couple: the way they grip
each others hand as if they never want to let go,
the way they walk so slowly in rhythm with one another as if their
heartbeats our setting the pace, and the way they
stare at each other as if they have found the gateway to the soul in each
Then I think again: maybe we "can" control the moon's luster; it's
wholeness. Just maybe if we can
find it in our hearts ourselves to shine with such a radiance, then maybe,
overtime will we begin to notice
as we look towards heaven on a clear night that we shall see the moon as
full and as bright as we
ourselves choose to be. Maybe we only deserve to see this brilliance so
often. And maybe only when enough
people can accumulate over a cycle enough love, peace, and goodwill towards
one another shall the moon dazzle
us in all her beauty.
So now whenever I think the moon is going through her cycle again, I will
tell myself, "No... She is waiting
on us to go through ours."