On Day 40, when I was visiting an old friend in South Carolina, I wrote a post titled “I’ve been waking up around 3:30 throughout this vacation.”
Last week, I visited a different old friend (whom I hadn’t seen in several decades), and he told me this: He often wakes up in the middle of the night around the time of his father’s death.
Last night, I woke up around 3:30, again.
I wonder what the time of my mother’s death was? I know it was during the middle of the night.
There are many possible explanations for my waking up at 3:30, last night:
- I ate some food for dinner, which was very delicious the first time I tasted it, but less delicious the second time.
- I might have sleep apnea. For those of you reading this who think I should have a sleep study done as soon as possible, I’M WORKING ON IT, OKAY?
- My subconscious had lots of ideas about my next blog post.
- Lots of people, including me, seem to have forgotten (or never learned) how to sleep, which is pretty incredible, when you think about it, since sleeping should be natural for human beings, much like — say — breathing and eating.
I’m sure there were lots more reasons why I might have woken up last night around 3:30, including the fact that it’s Full Moon Time. Lots of smart people I know remark on the importance of the full moon, and how it affects us.
When I looked out into the Wide Wide Internet last night and this morning, I saw many people sharing photos of the moon, including:
(thanks to Mark Bialczak)
(thanks to Poesy plus Polemics, plus Anonymously Uncool from flickr.com)
And here’s one (plus a poem I especially appreciated), from Fool’s Blog …
… which reminds me of the one I took, full of wonder, last night:
So even though the current full moon is the smallest of 2014:
(left to right, front row: Current “Minimoon”; “Super Moon” expected 8/10/14) 1
…. it still has a big effect. And that effect may have included my waking up around 3:30, last night.
Thanks to friends old and new, my mother, my fellow bloggers, moon-y people everywhere, and to you — of course! — for showing up today.
- My main reasons for creating this footnote were (a) to let you know that I blogged, here, about some past pursuits of Super Moons and (b) to continue my practice doing footnotes here at WordPress. However, I also have to comment on that photo. It’s doctored, people! I mean, look at it! When have you ever seen two moons in one photograph? Also, look at the caption. The moon on the right IS FROM THE FUTURE. Oh, and thanks to The Mother Nature Network.