Thursday marked the night of the Pink Full Moon, the first full moon of spring. It was also a partial lunar eclipse, but only those in the Eastern world (Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia) had a good perspective from which to view this celestial wonder. A lunar eclipse occurs when the sun and the Earth align perfectly so that the moon is caught in the Earth’s shadow. Last night the moon just clipped the edge of the deepest part of the shadow, called the umbra, only partially obstructing our view of the sun’s reflection off the moon. Perspective and reflection: two very important concepts that determine a lot about how we interpret situations and come about an opinion. I like to think each new moon grants new perspective while the full moon allows full reflection. But with part of this full moon’s reflection obstructed I can’t help but feel my ability to fully reflect upon this month has been obstructed as well.
Or perhaps I’m reading too much into my celestial metaphor. Either way, when I put my fingers to the keyboard Thursday night to write my full moon post all my thoughts seemed incomplete. A lot happened this past Thursday: the full moon, my final winter CSA from Roots and Shoots, the final “Organic Gardening in the City Workshop” with COG’s Ottawa/ St. Lawrence/ Outaouais Chapter. So lots to write about, but still it’s as though I’m stuck in some sort of paralysis. I keep circling around thoughts and ideas but I can never quite complete them.
Instead of posting five pages of off topic ramblings but in keeping with my moon phase postings I have decided to post a quote. A quote I often mull over when my mind is wondering and wandering:
“Follow the wandering, the distraction, find out why the mind has wandered; pursue it, go into it fully. When the distraction is completely understood, then that particular distraction is gone. When another comes, pursue it also. ” ― Jiddu Krishnamurti
Now you must excuse me while I pursue my current distraction.
Until next time, adieu.