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Movin' on with Nellie: The fluidity of the moon

Posted: Friday, Aug 2nd, 2013

Today is yet another day we’ve outlived the Mayan calendar.

Last week our own sun was a quarter blackened that astronomers said posed no threat to earth. Sunspots, however, do shake up our over inflated earthen ego when electronics are misfiring satellite signals and Amazon purchases. So I’m just wondering about the sun’s dark spots and how a black spot on the sun wouldn’t influence us as well.

Now that amniotic fluid and the birth process are shown to be changed by the full moon’s pull, what other earthly bound processes will sway with the tides?

Will traffic flow come and go like Michaelangelo’s paint on the Sistine Chapel? Or will motor oil splash up and down carrying spark plugs to other engine recesses?

Will plants like hollyhocks blister with the birth of each new bud and clump of seeds dashed to winds affected by the megalithic goddess revolving roundabout?

How are our thoughts and personalities toyed with as the shadows shrink from the shimmering moon? Do our inventions owe their magnitude to the waxing moon? Do actors get their stage bravery from the unseen dynamic impulse of the super sized moon almost like a chef’s mysterious attraction to a well presented dish?

Willow trees sprout like cattails or trees with aspirin rumored within. Would aspirin carved out at the height of the night’s moon command a heftier analgesic? Might students reading MillOn the Floss find daring interpretations and cause to go political?

Will we next find that batteries recharge like magic once the moon gives birth to the sunrise?

Will cold cases be solved as detectives hike with a noon balloon on the way to Rangoon? Surprising creativity and other novellas must be wrought from the sway and pull of the grand dame in the sky?

Whatever the juices that are afflicted with moon glow there are those philosophers that give pause and dance by the Harvest Moon in all delight and karaoke. Won’t you - now that we’re well past the setting Mayan calendar?

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