Moon and Star
Moon and Star, my guideposts, my lifelong journey-mates.
Each evening I look into the vast Cosmos, and there stands my Star.
Constant. Vigilant. Unmoving, unwavering. True and final as fate.
This giant fireball, just a speck from here, is my lighthouse. No matter what life brings to me on this tiny blue ball, Star remains steadfast. It is comfort and security. All else not in my control, all things that may seek and befall me, fall away before the great, silent, faithful friend.
One day, Star will carry me home.
My Moon is capricious. One day she’s up, and another she is not. Her gamesmanship at hide and seek is second to none. Trickster and magician and muse. Today she is a big, round ball, bringing “the luster of mid-day to objects below”. Tomorrow she will be a sliver, rising in the morning, setting in the afternoon. As upside down as she can be. Each day is a challenge, as the seeker, to find Moon, “Tag!”.
Star is my anchor, reassuring me always that this little life, this tiny speck, is but a part of The Great Wonder. Never to die, but to return to the Cosmos from which I came.
And Moon? Moon is much younger, spritely, lively. Moon is on the move, and she always reminds me that I am, too.
Star and Moon and Earth ever constant in motion, I follow their leads wherever they may take me.