lens-artists challenge #90 – distance

As a child, the moon was my best friend … always shared my secrets, my joy, and my sadness with her – sitting on the windowsill up on the second floor in my grandparent’s house.

As Carl Sandburg said, the moon is a friend to the lonely … so true. I was very lonely as a child and up in early teens.

On such a distance and still she is always so very close to me.

“The moon is a friend for the lonesome to talk to.”
Carl Sandburg

It still happens that I talk to the moon… only a few days since I talked to the moon about the anxiety I have over COVID-19.

“Life is too short to not have fun;
we are only here for a short time compared to
the sun and the moon and all that.”

When I lived in Belfast my bedroom was on the top floor and the ceiling had Velux windows … and when it was full moon …. the moonlight filled my bed and I slept so deep and well.

“The moon fascinates us in her simplicity.”
Avijeet Das

Nearly all the time I travel … I will enjoy the full moon at my destination. I dare to say  80% of all the places I visit around the world I enjoyed in the moonlight. Maybe she follows my path???? I hope so!!!

“If you strive for the moon,
maybe you’ll get over the fence.”
James Woods

My personal opinion is that we should leave the moon alone … and sort out the mess we have created here down on the earth before we start to destroy her too.  All that money we can spend on those more needed, without a land and a home, fresh water, medical care, freedom, and food. Sorry, NASA!!!!!!

“Drag me to the moon, to catch a star and seize its brilliance
as I’m swept up in amorphous dust.”
Bradley Chicho

“With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon
could not be happy?”
Oscar Wilde

Oscar, my Canon Powershot SX50HD … likes to talk to the moon too.

“The moon lives in the lining of your skin.”
Pablo Neruda

“Always remember we are under the same sky,
looking at the same moon.”
Maxine Lee

My mother always said that I’m filled with moonlight! I really love the thought of that.


19 thoughts on “lens-artists challenge #90 – distance

  1. I just knew you would pick Moonlight Sonata. Except it would not play for me. I loved this blog, I agree the moon is good friend to us all.

    You must be finding this so much worse than the rest of us because you travel so much. I am used to being a stay at home so its not sooo bad for me.

    • Thank you so much, Jo … the Sonata is one of my absolute favorite classical piece … and I love this version, have been in contact with the musician that has arranged … the singer she has such a fantastic voice, Lollie Vox is her name.
      Jo, honest I don’t care about travelling … I really worried about getting seriously ill … and all the people that are suffering around the world – and those thousands that has to die alone. Travel can come later. Please, stay safe and healthy.

      • My husband used to be a pianist many years ago (letters after his name) but the only thing I ever heard him play was Moonlight Sonata.

  2. Our mothers always know us best Vivi. Loved your post as well as learning about your relationship with the moon. A wonderful peek into what makes you who you are.

    • Tina, thanks for the lovely comment. Yes, so true … at least my mum *smile Neither of us gave in. *laughing. So likeness my mum. Remarkable woman, and if I have any moonlight in my heart and soul is it from her first of all … maybe the moon has done the refilling. *smile

  3. Ah, lovely post Vivi. I share your worries about getting seriously ill, so I am isolating – haven’t seen a live person or been out for 3 weeks….but I speak to several friends on Video calls every day, keeps me sane (I think!!)

    • A hearty thank you, Sue … so glad that you keep your social distance close up and keep in contact with your friends. There was some talk about ZOOM on Swedish TV the other night – it’s not safe to use … loads of people and companies around the world have got their computers hijacked. Now when so many people are working from home. So be careful. A shame that SKYPE doesn’t work for you.

  4. This is a wonderful post, Vivi. I love what you wrote about your mother and sleeping with the moon shining in your bedroom. The photos are great, too!

    • Patti, thank you so much … for your kind words. Yes, the moonlight over my bed in Belfast was very special. To lay there in and be able to look at the full moon …. no need for sleeping pills. *smile – Yes, my mum … what a human she was! 7 years since she left me behind now. The moon and mum … goes hand in hand for me.

  5. Beautiful words and wonderful that you think of your Mum whenever the moon shines its light on you. Keep well, and if you want to chat I’m just a phone call away. Any time…

    • Thank you, Suzanne … I will give you a call during the coming week. Please, Mrs & Mr Jones, stay safe and healthy. Mum is always with me .. talk to her or think of her daily … especially in those days, when I know she is good were she is

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