#Reverb15 – Day 3: Healing Moon

Day 3: lady luna
When was the last time you stopped to look up at the moon?
What did she have to say to you?
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The moon has been a source of healing for me this year.  In August and September, I bought a couple new lenses for my Canon camera – a 70-200mm lens and a 14mm Ultra Wide Rokinon. With the 70-200mm lens, I was able to take pictures of the moon for the first time and with the 14mm, I have been getting better acquainted with night sky photography.

After the miscarriage in September, I sort of threw myself into photography – more than usual. It’s always been an escape for me but in my grief, it became something that truly helped temporarily take my mind off my broken heart.

I remember my first moon shot. It’s funny because there must be millions of moon shots taken out there in the world. But the first time YOU do it and it turns out clear – so much so you can see the craters on the moon, there is an exhilaration that is almost euphoric. That feeling helped me realize I wasn’t completely dead inside – that perhaps I would be okay.

To get back over to the question of this prompt, I look for the moon daily/nightly. I always have. It is a magnificent sight to behold. It’s comforting because she is always there whether you can see her or not. And she has her own moods as well as her own language.

We need only be open to her and listening.

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Reverb is a yearly writing challenge that takes place in December. Being the end of the year, it is the perfect time to reflect and think about all that we hold dear to us and to let go of those things that are weighing us down or holding us back. I hope you’ll join us as we share in this wonderful yearly ritual that has become so dear to so many – especially me.

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