Who are you?

‘Who are you?’ said the Caterpillar.

This was not an encouraging opening for a conversation. Alice replied, rather shyly, ‘I — I hardly know, sir, just at present — at least I know who I WAS when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then.’

~Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland, Lewis Carroll

I am writing this under the light of the Super Snow Moon–the biggest full moon of 2019.  It is much like the sun this time of year–able to illuminate that which isn’t often seen or hasn’t been noticed in a long time (hello window sills! You need to be dusted).  It also has a slightly stronger effect on things like the tide.  If any of you have seeds sown for transplants (or maybe crops already in the ground if you are in the south or southern hemisphere), you may see a little bump in foliage growth during the few days before the full moon and root growth afterward.  I’m going to keep a jar of water on one of those dusty window sills tonight to get charged by the moon!  Not sure what I’ll do with it…most likely uses: I will drink it, Opal will drink it and then spill it, Fern will spill it, I will water houseplants with it.  All worthy causes.

Often, quotes from other people or places get the gist of a feeling just right.  This is from a fence at a playground on Kauai

Often, quotes from other people or places get the gist of a feeling just right. This is from a fence at a playground on Kauai

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  1. Krissel says:

    Enjoying your posts! The full moon and changes in the weather make me feel like spring is coming! Glad you were afforded a good vacation and will be ready for break-up and new growth! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Amanda says:

    Beautifully said. I needed this. Thank you!

  3. Sandi King says:

    Alex, your post reminded me about the way I was feeling during that time of the full moon. I was moody, angry, easily upset over the slightest thing; not something I should confess to, but it is nice to know why I was acting like that. It seems like things were just going wrong for some reason. I am so glad it is over now and maybe I will pay more attention the next time it happens and not let it pull me so far apart from the way I usually am. I like to laugh and have a good time, and I usually see the sides of every situation and can reason away any anger I may start to feel over something. Thanks for posting about this.

  4. Laura R. says:

    Good stuff! Identity is another timely subject for me; finding true emotional security within, not from others or things, and identifying with a deeper source of self. These things I have been pondering. Thanks for your take on this!

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