the woman in the moon

Nope. My sense of humor isn’t here, but the moon will always remind me of lying on lawn chairs in the back yard, looking at the moon with my dad. He would point out the stars and try to teach me the names of the constellations. I only remember the big and little dipper. :/ Not for his lack of trying, more of my lack of attention.

But the moon was a wonder to him. He kept many of the Seattle newspapers of front page events happening in our world. The moon landing was one of them—I have the paper—hopefully stashed along with the others he kept, in an acid free box.

I’m learning to cope with change to keep above the stability line. (by the way, that is my description of it–the line which I dip below isn’t really how the professionals refer to sliding down the fragile slope of depression)



The one thing which doesn’t change–the moon. It may change shapes, but it’s always there.

I spent the better part of yesterday in my bed, reading blogs.


I know this is a Super Moon, and thanks for the lack of pesky cloud cover, I was able to take a photo of it.  We stepped into the middle of the street—me, barefoot and in my jammies, my husband playing the part of gear caddie—we had to wait for the camera to adjust to the humidity, and for me to remember which settings were required to shoot the moon—but it was worth getting out of bed for.

Thanks Dad, for reminding me what is truly important.


About April

I'll come back to this when I find out who I really am. I've been through some extremely rough patches but they have made me a better person. I blog if my brain is functioning first thing in the morning.
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27 Responses to the woman in the moon

  1. aviets says:

    Beautiful photo. I’m often amazed by how constant and gorgeous the moon is.

  2. Nice shot! Sadly there were clouds in South Carolina so no super moon shots for me.

  3. mewhoami says:

    I ‘liked’ this post, but not because I like that you stayed in bed most of the day. I do hope that today is better. That photo is terrific! As much as I try, it never gets captured how I want it to. There is beauty all around us. I hope you find some beauty in your day today.

  4. Great photo – your Dad is cool. Hope today is a better day…:)

    • April says:

      Thanks! I loved looking at the sky while he pointed out something and I could never see what he was trying to point out–much less remember the name of the constellations.

  5. suzjones says:

    I am so pleased you got up to capture this photo. And that your wonderful husband went with you to help. 🙂 Blessings my dear friend. Remember that this too will pass.

  6. Beautiful memory to attach to the moon. 🙂 I’m glad you can see today. Glad the moon made you happy. And glad you are the one in control. 🙂

  7. Gallivanta says:

    So glad you got out of bed to give us this shot. I spent most of last evening looking at the moon, and thinking, I wish I knew how to photograph that gorgeousness. 🙂

  8. Love the photo, and what great memories!!

  9. Glynis Jolly says:

    I like your description of where depression over-dominates your life. The idea of sliding down in depression doesn’t happen to me. Does it happen to you? With me, it attacks when I’m off guard and muddles around between being able to be functional and hiding in sleep.

    • April says:

      yes, I think I kind of feel it coming on. Then I think about it, then it becomes worse. It’s something I’m working through with my therapist. Although, I do get blindsided as well. If I can avoid the times I feel as if I’m “talking” myself into a world of self hate and hopelessness, then maybe the other times won’t be as bad?

  10. reocochran says:

    This was so wonderful, April! You did a great post here, with memories of your father. I always think of how my Dad liked to teach me the constellations and I was not so good at remembering them, either. It is the memory of being together that sticks to us longer. Your husband was great at keeping you from being run over, while you captured this beautiful photo of the Super moon!

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