The moon is in a waxing crescent phase currently, the perfect time to see the features on it’s surface.
As this moon phase marks a leave from darkness I thought it would be fitting to post one of my favorite poems “Sweet Darkness” by David Whyte.
When your eyes are tired
the world is tired also.
When your vision has gone,
no part of the world can find you.
Time to go into the dark
where the night has eyes
to recognize it’s own.
There you can be sure
you are not beyond love.
The dark will be your home
The night will give you a horizon
Further than you can see.
The must learn one thing.
The world was made to be free in.
Give up all the other worlds
except the one to which you belong.
Sometimes it takes the sweet darkness and the sweet
confinement of your aloneness
anything or anyone
that does not bring you alive
is too small for you.
Listen to David Whyte read this poem here.