Sunday, November 16, 2008

A View to the Moon

There is a skylight in my bedroom, a large one, right above the bed. It used to have a blind to cover it, but that was taken out when we did some renovations and hasn’t been replaced since. Which suits me perfectly, for I can lie in bed and watch the sky before I fall asleep.

I can see the stars, and the occasional airplane, and the grey woolly shapes of the clouds rolling by. A thunderstorm makes for a splendid show... And in the morning, squirrels pass over it, betrayed by the hurried patter of their little feet.

On Friday night, the Moon came in through the skylight, shedding its silvery light in the room, so strong that I needed not turn on the lamp on my nightstand to read. Instead, I read by the light of the Moon, which suited well the book I’m reading now, “Midnight” by Dean Koontz, which I picked up at the recommendation of William, at William's Ramblings.

Just one day past the Full Moon and its power was intact, its call relentless, its fascination upon me whole...

16 comments:

laughingwolf said...

great shot/ideas/mood :D

Vesper said...

Thanks, Laughingwolf, indeed the mood was great. I'm glad you like the pic. :-)

Jon M said...

Moonlight reading, Awesome!

K.Lawson Gilbert said...

Isn't it wonderful how we are drawn to the moon and all its illuminations? I find that it is a very usable light, too. I don't think that I could read by its light, however. I do like to take moonlit walks. Very nice post, Vesper. Cute about the squirrel. :)

strugglingwriter said...

That photo is awesome!

jason evans said...

Beautiful reflection, Vesper. A wonderful way to fall asleep.

Thank you for sharing it. :)

Aine said...

Oooh! I've always wanted a skylight over my bed. And you've just made me want it so much more! Moonlit reading sounds so soothing.
:)

Charles Gramlich said...

I envy you reading Midnight for the first time. My favorite koontz book.

BernardL said...

Midnight has a very cool dog in it too, named Moose. :)

Vesper said...

Awesome, Jon!

Thank you, K.! I remember walking on a beach by moonlight - it was an otherworldly sight...

Thanks, Paul!

Thank you, Jason, I'm glad you liked this.

It is soothing, Aine. Maybe you can still get that skylight. But there are other aspects of it that are not always that romantic... :-)

Charles, yes, I like it. I know what you mean when you say "reading it for the first time"...

I thought of you, Bernard, when Moose first appeared in the story.

laughingwolf said...

y'know how it is... with moons n wuffs ;) lol

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

Wow, amazing. I sometimes through open my curtains on a full moon night so that I can sleep bathed in moonlight - there's something magical about it, but the moon's effect is also very strong and quite dangerous - you know, loony, lunar... I know some people who are very badly emotionally effected by the moon.

Vesper said...

Laughingwolf, owooooo... :-) :-) :-)

Vanilla, you're right; a co-worker was just telling me how her two children become very agitated everytime there's a full moon.

Taffiny said...

sounds lovely, perfect.

We have two high windows, just under the ceiling in our bedroom, but they offer me no stars, no moon, no view. They do bring me the clattering of rain, and thier best gift light and shadows. I love to watch the tree shadows sway in the wind across my ceiling.

I wish I had your window too. Stars to wish on, and a moon to read by.

Sarah Hina said...

By the light of the silvery moon...*sigh*.

I can think of no better nightlight.

L.A. Mitchell said...

What a wonderful way to enjoy the moonlight. I'm jealous :)