My horoscope: Monday, Dec 2, 2013 — “You want to accomplish a lot of work today, but you could underestimate the amount of effort required to meet your obligations. You’re up for the challenge … but you also might discover that you’re in over your head. If you suddenly realize that you over-committed your resources … be up front about your predicament and ask for assistance. You may be surprised at how quickly your real friends rush to your rescue.”
So, in rushed my WP “friend” with a writing challenge that focused on an incident that has been niggling at the back of my mind. The challenge: “Rather than giving into the urge to take a picture, write down your impressions of the scene … Using words only, take a snapshot of the experience.”
A habit that I have developed, since I began living close to the beach, is that at sunset and sunrise I step out onto my porch and scan the sky for amazement.
One evening a few weeks ago I stepped out and scanned the sky. It was cold and raining and the sky was filled with billowing dark clouds. Still, I scanned for amazement. Defeated, I turned around to head back into my warm cave, when a spot of light caught my attention.
It was a small hole in the clouds, with the moon peaking through. The right half of the circle of light was outlined with rainbow colors. A Moon Dog? When it occurs during the day, this phenomena is called a Sun Dog, so wouldn’t a nighttime event be called a Moon Dog?
I had not come prepared, so I ran inside to grab my camera. The strap was involved in a massive tangle with a purse strap and a charging cord. I grew frustrated and was about to give up and close the door. At that moment I shouted out loud, “Are you crazy!?”
I took two steps, crossed the threshold, and stood on the porch (without my camera) to enjoy the last few moments of the evening’s amazement.
This is day 2 of the crazy writing challenge,
Every Damn Day December. http://treatmentofvisions.com/2013/11/26/evdadadec/