Tuesday, October 14, 2008

That MOON!

Nothing profound, just to share with you that tonight, as I was driving from a friend’s photographic exhibition in town to another friend’s house for impromptu red wine and pizza (doncha just love friends?), I saw the moon. Oh my. Driving through town, its dark, I’m getting a bit up my own ass because there are so many cars with no lights on the road; I’m getting a bit cross. The traffic is crazy, there are bicycles everywhere, one eyed cars, I’m concentrating on not smacking into anyone. It’s dusty, hazy, crazy. And I look up.

And there.

Is the moon.

Hanging above the buildings, in all her splendour.

Ab-so-lutely gorgeous. Big big bigger than ever, swollen with pride. And I literally gasped. Caught my breath.

And then nearly smacked into someone so had to focus on the road again. And get grumpy at the one-light-no-lights-broken-down-trucks-no-street-lights-crazy-driving that is Arusha.

Ah, but that MOON!

12 comments:

Lori ann said...

you are so brave. i am quite sure i would not be so brave to drive in arusha. at least you had the moon to guide your way,good thing! i love that moon too.
x lori

tam said...

it was amazing here as well. I also got smacked in the throat by it. Golden and huge.

Mud in the City said...

It is good to have those moments that take you above the every day crappy stresses of life and allow you to see that there is so much out there to be amazed by. A sort of eternal amazingness! And then there's the amazingness of pizza and red wine. Equally important...

spacedlaw said...

And pothole in the road as well, I suppose (or are they only a Roman speciality?)

Angela said...

Miranda, I love all your posts!

Dumdad said...

I love the moon - I should do as I'm a moonchild born in July.

Janelle said...

i know it was so beautiful! glad you saw it en route..>!
XX
j

Chimera said...

And me and me! Coming back from pub after 3 pints of delicious ale (don't usually drink mid week but circumstances were such that....) clacking down the road with my cane and occasionally walking into bins and bollards and there she was! glorious moon lighting up the whole sky with ivory threads!
So happy she made you happy too!
T xx

Miranda said...

Tanvi - oh glad she made you happy too. Hope you're feeling better

Janelle - jaja

Dumdad - the moon's the BEST

Geli, thanks! and I yours...

spacedlaw - oh yes, potholes of course!

Mud - yes you're quite right. And indeed pizza and red wine rocks. Oh and public holidays

Tam - smacked in the throat is exactly it

Lori - good ol' moon. I'm getting used to driving in Arusha...slowly slowly

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Val said...

that big old moon is not only a thing of beauty - prhaps the original thing of beauty ? but also gently reminds us of our place in the giant order of things, and reassures us of perpetuity and in this case lifts you out of a traffic nightmare to a higher place - LOVE IT xx

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