Thursday, December 31, 2009

Full Long Night (Blue) Moon

It's a cold, rainy New Year's Eve, and the full moon has taken cover behind the night clouds. We can take that one of two ways:

1) Ominous signpost (eek!), as in: there's something about a blue moon not showing her face on New Year's Eve that doesn't bode well for the coming year, or

2) Crossroads signpost (eek!), as in: the second full moon in the Long Night December has withdrawn to give us a little moment to get our (collective?) acts together, and decide which way our (individual?) futures run.

Four paths converging. Which way to go?

Head north into the night, and ride it out alone in the cold comfort of some dark mixture of fear-ignorance-loathed-to-try?

Head south to the Party with the bright lights, the Hail Fellow Well Mets!, and the company of the inebriated, where tomorrow's hair of the dog competes with the sting of regret?

Head east to the measured consumption of wine and cheese, networking, home by 12:30 - "Love to stay, but the babysitter, you know..."?

Or, head west on a crooked path that meanders into God-knows-where - "but, hey is that a blue moonbeam sneaking out to shine down yonder? No? No, really, I think it is!"?

So many choices, and here we have a brief (some might say manufactured for the holidays) respite in which to pause and reflect, to decide what version of ourselves will ride the year. Is it Reluctant You, Risky You, Responsible You, or Courageous You? Is it Confident You, Clever You, Dark You, or Shining You? When we cross each other on the path of 2010, who will we meet?

Whoever it may be, I hope that we will love and help one another. I hope we see the best in each other's eyes, peeking out like an errant blue moonbeam in the last moment of the year.

The happiest of New Years to you and yours.


One Red Horse said...

Thank you Fe, for your warm and wise New Years wishes. Gonna keep a lil blue moonbeam close to my heart through 2010, Cherie

gemini said...

glad I was here maam.. visit back pls.

Lori Skoog said...

I am going to meet you this year!

Spartacus Jones said...

As a wise man once said to me, it's ok to hope you'll win the fight.
But you'd best throw some punches, too.


May 2010 be the year of liberty and justice for all.


CountryDreaming said...

Personally, I take the moon being overtaken by clouds as a sign of ... "Yay! I hope it snows!" ... And it did here in Ohio, to start the New Year off right. Hope you have a Happy New Year and much blog success in 2010, CoyoteFe.

CoyoteFe said...

Cherie - Thank you! And, those blue beams coming through the window always make me think that anything is possible for some reason. Is that the moon illuminating or obscuring?

Gemini - Welcome, and I will visit back!

Lorelei - Me too! Good to chat with you last night as well!

Spartacus Jones - Oh, I know your wise man is right, but can I hope for a resolution that does not require a fight? :-) Happy Free & Just Year to you too!

CD - You are such the snow queen! Happy New Year to you too!

Janie said...

Great photo for this post!
I always enjoy your wise, meandering thoughts. I'm headed west, to catch a few moonbeams.
Wishing you a happy, healthy, satisfying new year.

CoyoteFe said...

Janie -
Happiest horizon-thrilling New Year to you!