Before the pandemic I would often take photographs of the sunrise and sunset. Photos of the moon bring great delight. Last night I looked outside my window and caught a most beautiful, vibrant moon. I stood in awe comforted by the fact that the sun still rises as does the moon.
As I looked out at the night sky, I scrolled through some of my past photographs of the sky. The moon, in particular, is interesting to photograph day in and day out. The moon’s phases take you through a journey. A number of journeys. In thinking through this, I was reminded of a frequently noted saying that like the moon, we ourselves must go through phases of emptiness to feel full again.
Such a sentiment perfectly encapsulates this period in time. We are going through a collective yet highly individualized journey of self-awareness, emptiness and hunger for connectedness. Many didn’t even realize how much they needed those connections, perhaps mightily taking it for granted. Others, may even take on the isolation with some zest eager to then become full again.
Next time you get a chance, catch the moon and feel its power.