BRINGING YOU THE BEST IN ROMANCE FICTION
Last week, a solar eclipse passed over the whole continental United States. Excitement ran high, and not just among stargazers. People traveled to be in the path of totality, where the sun was completely covered, the temperature dropped, animals fell silent and birds went to bed.
The moon is often associated with romance. A night, lit by a full moon, has a certain magic that doesn’t have to be scientifically explained. Many times, a full moon is mentioned to enhance the mood in a book.
One night, shortly after I started dating my husband, the moon glowed especially large in the sky, and was ringed with a band of light, called a lunar halo. I didn’t know the halo was caused by ice crystals in the air, simply that it made walking along the frozen sidewalks at his side extra special. It felt like a blessing, bestowed by something beyond ourselves.It is wonderful that we can be moved by the spectacle of the universe. Our emotions are excited by reflected rays and ice crystals. Awe and appreciation are part of the human experience. Rare confluences of nature remind us of the beauty in the world.
Perhaps it says something about the rarity of human connection that love gives us a feeling similar to such magnificent acts.