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That Full Moon Feeling

 

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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.Lunar_Halo_by_Your_MilduraIt 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.

 

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About Lela Bay

Lela lives in a modest house in a modest town with her husband, children, and pets. Despite living so far north, she requires a certain amount of sunshine each day or she gets grumpy. Her hands are always cold, but her heart is warm. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys strolling, gardening, reading, and tea time with friends. Music has always been a large part of her life, and she owns a ridiculous number of instruments, though these days she mostly plays Rock Band. Lela’s favorite romance authors include Laura Kinsale, Jennifer Cruise, and Jane Austen. She enjoys stories with intimacy and humor. Favorite movies include Overboard, All of Me, North & South, Pride and Prejudice (miniseries with Colin Firth, please), The Princess Bride, and While You Were Sleeping. On television she is a fan of Grey’s Anatomy, Downton Abbey, and Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. She frequently contributes movie and entertainment reviews to Meant to Be Press. Follow Lela on twitter @bay_lela

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