Tuesday, 29 September 2015

the sound of the moon, 29th September 2015

you know why I like the moon?....... it's quiet........ it is because it doesn't make a sound..... at least not a sound we can here....... it basks there in silence, half in sunlight, half darkness........... instead it refers it's sound to earth in tides, turbulence and peoples moods........ it doesn't talk, chatter, gossip, go on and on and on..... doesn't have an accent, a dialect, any verbosity whatsoever........... it's for all intents, mute........... no matter how long I sit here staring at it, ears wide open listening, listening, listening for the slightest, quietest of sounds there comes none..... not a jot nor a pin drop........ it makes no demands either.... doesn't ask for this or that.... doesn't blow it's own trumpet (after all, it's silent)..... doesn't brag or boast or has any intent at all......... it's doesn't discriminate, after all, anyone can look at it, it isn't precious about that or anything really........... we could call it a 'zen' moon but that would be tautology as the moon is itself the embodiment of such........ both enigmatic and an open book.......... it doesn't hide its dark side by choice, and anyway, we know it's there so............ it won't compromise, why should it?........... it's simplicity in itself, a point, a centre, a focus, at times even like looking through a hole into..... where?............. it's easy to overlook it and yet it's so huge........ it's easy to forget its effect on us every night and day.... no one's immune........ and yet it does all this without trying..... effortless.......... it comes and goes but is never gone, the moons stamp is everywhere if you know where to look....... the moon is our measure of time as time goes by month by month by...

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