Oh, my gosh!! Click on this picture!! It gets even huger!! HUGE!!

I wrote about the moon yesterday….and my friend John told me that today’s moon was going to be one of the rare “blue moons”.

I told Jenny what John said….and asked her what a “blue moon” was….and she told me it was a second full moon in the same month.

“You remember? Like the song?”

Then she did her best high voiced imitation of the monologue that Nanci Griffith gives in the live recording.

Then I remembered.

Here’s the song:

“once in a very blue moon” Nanci Griffith

The moon was not quite this dramatic…..dramatic like the picture….this morning…but…it was huge….resting on a fluffy dark cloud like a Fabergé egg on a bed of black cotton.

That’s why I shuffle around in the dark….it’s so quiet….still….and I get to see things like a big moon that’s not supposed to happen again until 2018.

The thing about realizing that is that, until John told me what the big moon was and that it was special, I would have thought, “Hmmmmm…..what a big moon. That’s really pretty…” and left it at that.

Knowing that it’s a blue moon makes it even “cooler” somehow.

Here’s something cool about this day, too, that my friend Beth H. posted on Facebook: today is the 240th anniversary of the Post Office.

It feels like I’ve been there that long.

That’s the beauty of the Post Office….if you work there, it kind of extends your life….sort of.

It makes a lot of moments feel like an eternity.

At this rate, I should live forever.

Nah…I’m kidding. Driving the mail….listening to reggae… probably the coolest job a person could have.

Cool as a blue moon.

About Peter Rorvig

I'm a non-practicing artist, a mailman, a husband, a father...not listed in order of importance. I believe that things can always get better....and that things are usually better than we think.

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