Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Gave the luster of mid-day to objects below

I woke up at 2 am the other night. Not sure why. Maggie was peacefully sleeping and hadn't woken me up yet (she still usually wakes up once a night and I get to hear through the monitor -- "Mommy, where are you?" in a little sing song voice). I glanced out our bedroom window and noticed it was very bright outside. I wondered if the neighbors had left a porch light on or something. When I put on my glasses and really looked, I discovered the full moon, bright and beautiful, and disrupting my sleep.

I have been reluctant to get curtains or shades for this window because I like how it looks without cover. There's no molding, it's just a big window looking out over our backyard and into the pasture and prairie behind the house. I like that on a clear, dark night, I can see the big dipper from my bed (if I have my glasses on). I like that in the evenings in the summer, we can watch the sunset into the prairie. I LIKE the coverless window. But this full moon is making me rethink this.

I did get a little more sleep, but was completely up for the day around 4 am. Maggie really did sleep through the night (and in her own bed all night). The moon set sometime soon after I got out of bed, as it was dark when I let Otis out. The cold night air was a tad jarring, but the sky was lit by the millions of stars visible. And I was reminded of why we wanted to move here.

1 comment:

  1. *sigh* That sounds heavenly! I live in the city now, but I grew up in rural VA and I loved little moments like this. Where we are now, there's so much light pollution we can't even really see the stars. I say you should keep the window uncovered!:')