Is this night’s blue moon
an uncommon year-ending
or a rare new start
The weather here calls for clear skies on December 31, all the more reason that I’ll step outside and take a look. Breathe in the night air and simply observe.
On this last night, this first night, the moon waxes to its extreme, the second time this month. It occurs once, well, in a blue moon. That calculates out to about once every three years on the calendar.
I will bear witness to it, perhaps even honor it with the moon series inserted into my daily flow of asanas.
Oh, it’ll happen again. But it may be cloudy next time. And it’ll certainly be another lifetime before this lunar phenomenon appears in the space between toasting the old and ringing the new.