There is nothing you can see that is not a flower; there is nothing you can think that is not the moon.
- Matsuo Basho
I usually take my daily photo in the morning, but anticipating the full moon, and having tracked the moon’s course many times, I was lucky enough to step outside to this view tonight! While I find night photography tantalizing and ethereal, I usually photography by day, so this was a lot of fun for me, to see the street coming alive through my lens in a different way.
For us here in Japan, the full moon (and lunar eclipse!) happen tomorrow morning, but for tonight, we have the stunning bright, nearly full moon lending us her glow, so that we may sit in it, and reflect on cycles, and the nature of transience, and feel inspired to know and love ourselves just a little bit better, so that the world as a whole can shine ever brighter.
May we all bask under the magic of this full supermoon, rest easy, and bathe in wisdom, love and compassion!
Who knows if the moon’s / a balloon, coming out of a keen city / in the sky – filled with pretty people?
- E. E. Cummings