i was looking up at the moon as i walking back from a fantastic ‘lengthening’ focussed yoga class led by my fav teacher and i started reaaallly looking. not just at the big ghostly galleon itself, but also all around. i was trying to picture how the earth was positioned between the sun and the moon in that instant and a wave of shock and awe and nausea slowly crashed over me—my feet walking on the surface of the planet spinning around as we fell around the sun was suddenly just all so much. i remember about a year ago i was taking one of my regular evening walks on the beach and as i turned around to walk back the other way, i saw the full moon, just huge! and yellow, rising out of the ocean and i just began to weep! i wish our calendar was more oriented around the moon—like the zen buddhists, but hey, i can have my own calendar, right!? chyyea. The Moon is of central importance to IQ84 which i am reading right now and so i get to think about the moon in haruki murakami world a lot! which is just so great. I love the idea that haruki put in my head (via Tengo thinking of a plausible relationship Aomame might have with the moon) of confiding in the solitary, taciturn rock hanging in the sky..the moon understands yin and yang better than any’one’ else i think—we all have our light and our shadow. confiding in the moon is my new practice—it will allow me to open up to my own feelings and thoughts and get any “weights off my chest”..as my good friend allison (from my environmental science internship) used to ask me daily, “katy, give me your roses and your thorns” lately, i just have a lot of roses. rosy glasses and i don’t wanna take them off. i feel so grateful for the opportunity to live my wild and precious life.