Chasing the Moon

Last night on my way home from teaching my Zumba class I was awestruck as I saw the most beautiful moon in the sky ahead of me. I know I missed seeing the blood moon in the early morning hours, but the view before me was breathtaking. Normally after my class I’ll head home, get cleaned up, and relax a bit before bed. Something about seeing that moon in all its beauty created a burst of energy in me, and I knew I had to capture it.

As soon as I got back to my place, I hurried inside, grabbed my camera, and ran back downstairs to my car in search of the perfect spot to do some moon gazing. It wasn’t long before I found the perfect location with an unobstructed view. With camera in hand, I found a spot on the side of a retaining wall and quickly started taking pictures of that magnificent moon.

The weather was perfect for 9:00 pm. There was a gentle breeze and not a cloud in the sky. For a few minutes I was so focused on making sure I got a great shot that I became oblivious to my surroundings. After all, I was alone in a parking lot near a wooded area not far from my place…and it was getting late in the evening. The area was well-lit, but I just got lost in the moment. (Don’t worry Mommala, I survived.)

I took a few more pictures and then I felt the subtle touch of the wind against my cheek. It was as if I was snapped out of my lunar trance and realized where I was, what I was doing, and how very blessed I was. I took some deep breaths and just took in the moment.

I have had some rough times lately and am working through all that life has thrown at me, but I’m finding strength where I didn’t think there was any. Mother Nature has always had a way of keeping me grounded while showing me that I need to slow down, stop running through life, and take a step back. Sure, most times the signs she sends are a bit less obvious, but last night it was bright and beautiful led me right where I needed to be.

Moon 1

 

About robynthorn

Robyn Thorn is just a girl learning that she’s perfectly normal after all these years. She has been blogging for several years and can often be found singing the night away at her local karaoke establishments. Although she has no children of her own, she is Aunt Bobbyn to many. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Communications and finds that this fits her personality perfectly. She is a certified Zumba® instructor, an ACE certified Group Fitness Instructor, and holds a Texas Secondary Teaching Certificate in Speech Communications. Robyn has also been a mentor with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas since 2011. She is the author and publisher of "We're All Rubber Bands: Finding happiness with who you are."
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3 Responses to Chasing the Moon

  1. I love living where we do surrounded by nature. The moon here tonight is bright and beautiful as well..lighting up the yard and farm. Beautiful!!

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  2. Mommala says:

    I’m glad you were okay. Next time you get the urge to snap some photos, be careful and safe. Love you! 😍❤️

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