i only caught one glimpse of the moon last night.
the Earth's shadow was covering about half of it.
mostly, i just watched the night clouds drift by.
i sat and prayed for clear skies and breathed in the gentle winter solstice winds.
thought about those ever invading life, death and purpose questions.
earlier, i was thinking about how painful it would be to lose a loved one around Christmas time,
so i breathed prayers of protection over all i could think of.
right before i took my seat under the stars, i found out that my dear friend's Mom had passed away that night.
i was just conversing with my friend that afternoon.
she was so excited to watch the lunar eclipse!
you never know what the next minute can hold.
i'm so heartbroken for her.
grace and peace to you Lisa, my sister.
your mother got the best view in the house of that copper red moon.
there really is a lot of pain in life.
and unless you want a miserable existence whilst floating through space,
you will have to keep Hope.
Hope that the ones who suffer will be delivered.
Hope that any good you do, really does bring change.
Hope that your dreams will come true.
Hope that your wounds will heal.
Hope that we will all be together again one day.
"Blessed are they that mourn...for they shall be comforted." -Matthew 5:4