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Moonstruck | Mystery & Magic

In keeping with yesterday’s post, Remember Your Essence, and that amazing beach walk in Hawaii… What else evokes romance that is quite like moonlight?

I speak not simply of love or lust, but also the quicksilver beauty of everything the Goddess touches.

She works her spell, reviving the mystery and magic of life. Just as the Sun nourishes and energizes, the Moon soothes us and sparks our dreams.

No wonder the lake prince adores her. Which does beg the question, does she love him in return, or, just herself in his mirror? “A lake is a landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is Earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.”  (From Walden, by Henry David Thoreau.)

And from another classic, Call of the Wild, by Jack London:

“There is an ecstasy that marks the summit of life, and beyond which life cannot rise. And such is the paradox of living, this ecstasy comes when one is most alive, and it comes as a complete forgetfulness that one is alive.
This ecstasy, this forgetfulness of living, comes to the artist, caught up and out of himself in a sheet of flame; it comes to the soldier, war-mad in a stricken field and refusing quarter; and it came to Buck, leading the pack, sounding the old wolf-cry, straining after the food that was alive and that fled swiftly before him through the moonlight.”

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Enchant | Us

There are these magical moments with nature. The soft sweet scent of a certain flower and a golden apricot sky at sunset are just two that most of us have commonly experienced.

And then there are more extraordinary moments, ones that stand out with a real glow. For me, one such example is the time a lone sea turtle swam along with my partner and I on a snorkeling excursion. He came out of nowhere to join us, and swam for a long, long way, as if giving us a guided tour of his underwater world.

The feeling of connection between that turtle and my partner and I was magical in a way that is impossible to express in words. But, although almost 20 years ago, that encounter still stands out like a precious jewel in my mind.

Sometimes nature conspires to uplift us, to show us the magic and enchantment of life, lest we forget it. And days when we are feeling fear, strife, or disillusionment, a little enchantment here and there is welcome respite.

Sunlight filtering through the clouds has become a classic symbol of ethereal connection, sometimes in a biblical context. Personally, I see tangible expression of the nurturing sunlight that warms our world. Whenever I see it, my heart lifts up just a little bit in witness to that every day magic.

Enchantment is in the heart of the beholder, and it is found not only in nature. It’s all around us, every day, but we must have some sense of wonder to see and appreciate it. Enchantment is part of our childhood stories. Why do we give up that idea in adulthood? Is life so serious that we cannot acknowledge and enjoy it in our grown up lives?

Look for those magical uplifting moments that are all yours and hold them close. Delight in them. Let them be your measuring stick, your inspiration, for what you would like life to feel like, more of the time.

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Moonstruck | Sweet silver vision, dark mirror princes kisses you, wooing the Goddess. | HartHaiku.com

Moonstruck | Night magic

What else evokes romance that is quite like moonlight? I speak not simply of love or lust, but also the quicksilver beauty of everything the Goddess touches.

She works her spell, reviving the mystery and magic of life. Just as the Sun nourishes and energizes, the Moon soothes and sparks our dreams.

No wonder the lake prince adores her. Which does beg the question, does she love him in return, or, just herself in his mirror?

“A lake is a landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is Earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.”  ~ Henry David Thoreau, Walden

More Inspirational Quotes:

“Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.” ~ Oscar Wilde

“But Paris was a very old city and we were young and nothing was simple there, not even poverty, nor sudden money, nor the moonlight, nor right and wrong nor the breathing of someone who lay beside you in the moonlight.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

“Man is the candle light and a woman is the moonlight. They live far away but can grow together during lonesome nights. ” ~ Santosh Kalwar

“I’ll come to thee by moonlight, though hell should bar the way.” ~ Alfred Noyes

“She would be half a planet away, floating in a turquoise sea, dancing by moonlight to flamenco guitar.” ~ Janet Fitch

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Blink It’s Gone | Extinction

A little magic for your Monday. Enjoy it while you can, as sadly the entrancing little insect that conjures childlike wonder is also on the endangered list. Our insects are disappearing at an epidemic rate! I opened my FB this morning and was confronted with: Fireflies are now threatened with extinction.

We can choose to just shrug, I suppose, but as the article points out, “[Fireflies are] a valuable diagnostic tool. By injecting chemicals found in a firefly’s tail into human cells, researchers can detect diseases like cancer and muscular dystrophy.” And, The Selangor Declaration of 2010 declared that, “The decline of fireflies is a cause for concern and reflects the global trend of increasing biodiversity loss.”

So from my point of view, shrugging it off is not an option. Insects are at the bottom of the food chain. As they disappear, it affects every living creature that depends on insects for food, not to mention other repercussions related to the balance of nature. And on it goes. We may feel like it is mildly affecting us now, but later, perhaps not. The Monarch butterfly here, the firefly there,… where will it end? We humans like to think we are immune from extinction, but, are we?

If you’re wondering about the science behind fireflies, I found Scientific American’s How and why do fireflies light up? a very interesting read. When I was a kid, I thought fireflies were pure magic.

Blink. They’re gone.

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