Finding Light in the Moonlight

With the return to the status quo of the J-O-B, the blossoming of a potential new business that will release me from the aforementioned status quo, and, most importantly, the care and feeding of an Angel Baby, there has been little time to pin epiphanies to the screen.

But, this morning I woke in time for a solitary cup of tea and the chance to watch the fullest lady moon set in the western sky just as the opposite horizon gave itself over to the sun’s glow.  And before that, when I filled up the kettle from the fridge’s water dispenser I realized exactly what I would tell Moira when she someday asks me what she should look for in the person she will marry.

She’ll know she’s met “the one” because the perfect soul mate will always light her way.

Sometimes when stumbling about in the rocky trail of becoming, it is easy to feel isolated and lost even when someone you love more than life slumbers beside you.  But then you need to look around you and find the light shining from most unexpected places, always burning somewhere to guide you home.

In my case, it was the glow of the LEDs on the water dispenser that my husband installed last winter.  Filling up that bedtime glass in the dark kitchen always led to spills and muttered curses, and so he made a little addition to our brand new monster of a refrigerator.  This morning as I filled the kettle in the thickest darkness, that of a January morning at 5 a.m., I was more grateful for its light than I ever had been at nighttime.  I knew I had found the one who would always light my way and that he slept upstairs, sheltering our most perfect creation.


3 thoughts on “Finding Light in the Moonlight

  1. June January 30, 2010 / 1:45 pm

    The biggest full moon of 2010 will rise in the east tonight, and it’ll appear with a bright sidekick: Mars will cozy up just to the left of the supersize moon. (National Geographic News, Jan 29, 2010)

    Marissa-Your epiphany is beautifully written. Love June, Jeff

  2. claire January 30, 2010 / 3:38 pm

    Ah, Marisa, there must be love in the air. You wrote about your husband and I wrote about mine… Very similar feelings, I think.
    Thank you for a delightful post 🙂 So light and so deep and just so lovely all around.

  3. Megan February 10, 2010 / 5:28 pm

    What a beautiful post and a gorgeous message. Although, I have to tell you the truth, my favourite part of the whole post was this: “the fullest lady moon.” I just may have to plagiarize that. Magic words…


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