Sunday, 14 September 2008

Moonroot and the Moon


Last night the skies were clear, and the almost-full moon spilled her light on a landscape of black-and-silver. As I drew the bedroom curtains closed Halfway Up a Hill, I could see mist hanging in shimmering swathes in the river valley below. A tawny owl quavered.

I got back out of bed and pulled the curtains wide open. I would not have done this before, for fear of the brightness disturbing T's sleep. But now it is just me and the moon.

I bathed all night in her sweet, pure light. It felt soothing on my eyelids, comforting to my bruised heart. I slept deeply, peacefully, and awoke refreshed.

From now on, I will leave the curtains open and welcome the moon into my bedroom. Because I can.

14 comments:

aims said...

Yes indeed! Because you can and because you want to and because you need to.

Enjoy!

Andy said...

Yes you can, and what an incredible picture. To bathe in moonlight is wonderful, and to celebrate the moon at all her phases is such an empowering and edifying thing to do. Enjoy the blessings of the full moon!

Reya Mellicker said...

Happy beautiful harvest moon to you dear Moonroot.

You know the moon, too, benefits from being in relationship with you.

You are free now to do whatever you want. Bravo!

dragonfly said...

Wow...beautiful!...bathing in moonlight because you can...yeh!...
When my ex had left i took down the black yes black! curtain which he had wanted to keep out the light. Now it is replaced by a light curtain. Now I wake with the light of the day.
You posts are such an inspiration...thank you again
;o)

Griffin said...

The pale strider of the night, the dream-bringer, white-armed Selene.

And because she's the three-part goddess of maiden, mother and crone.

The full-bellied moon is the mother moon ready to give birth... to dreams, to a new you perhaps...who knows? Only the moon and she ain't telling.

Tho' possibly don't go moon-bathing in a bikini... it's a lot colder than sun-bathing!!!

Leanne said...

thats exactly what I do Moonroot- because I can too! curtains wide open, my bed aglow with moonlight- magical!!

Glad you are 'getting there'

Blessings to you

Leanne x

Paul Rousselle said...

I see you got a visit from Blodeuwedd, the matron to all free women :)

Sleeping under the full moon is a magical experience - I'm so glad you were able to do so!

Many loves x

Paul Rousselle said...

You've been nominated :)

This Guy said...

Yes you can =) Amazing post! Let that moonlight shine through girl!

the artist/scribe said...

Love it, love it, love it - there is magic in this post and the moon is a keeper.

solsticedreamer said...

oh wonderful~enjoy every moment of it lovely :)

Moon said...

Beautiful!!!
My bedroom does'nt have window coverings. Its on a second floor so we dont have to worry about peepers. lol. Some nights the moon is so bright she wakes me...
Its a nice way to tune yourself to the rythyms of moon rise and sunrise. I dont even need an alarm clock. The natural light wakes me in the morning. You keep taking good care of yourself girl@
;0)

The Awakened Heart said...

A beautiful post and a beautiful shot of Mother Moon. Be still little one, the moon has secrets to tell...

poppy m said...

What a fabulous picture & blog entry. Hope your spirits are lifting.