Moon Shining

It is not everyday one gets to have the sun shining on one’s face while one is having a nap, less so to wake up with the great fiery ball tanning one’s face in the morning. In my case, it was not the sun waking me up but the moon. 

Yes, you read it correctly. The moon.

Not only did the moon’s shine awaken me on a Monday, it shone right into my room and onto my face at 6:20am on the first work day of the week. 

6:20am, mind you. The sun was not due to be up until another 30 minutes later. Everything was still dark. But the moon.

What a way to start the day, and a new week at work. 

There were news reports of a supermoon rising over the recent weekend. According to the (Chinese) lunar calendar, it was also the 15th and 16th days of the month: the days of the full moon, mid month.

On another note, it is not yet the Mid-Autumn Festival, or also known as the Lantern Festival, at least not by another month. We are still in the throes of the 7th Month, or better known locally as the Hungry Ghost Festival. (Just Google both events if you have no idea what I am writing about.) The Mid-Autumn Festival is on the 15th night of the 8th month. 

Back to the original point. It was very rare to have the moon shining high into my room on other nights. It was quite an experience to have such a bright but heatless light on one’s face. I could had pulled closed the curtains before I went to sleep. Hmmm… Just a thought – is this how some alien adduction on film are like, with the bright lights and all??? Just thinking out loud here.

  

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