Things I’ve learned from full moons:
- Nature is the single best provider of true, honest-to-god beauty. Think about how full moons look great in pictures. They will always look better in pictures than when you and your friend linked arms and winked at the camera, even if your lipstick is truly on point.
- People like to make excuses for bad behavior. For example, “I am not responsible for my actions last night as there was clearly a full moon out. To re-iterate, I refuse to apologize for throwing all those glazed doughnuts at cars because I was under the influence of a full moon. I did not choose to be under the influence of a full moon”.
- We are part of something bigger than ourselves. Literally speaking, there is a whole universe out there with other planets, stars, galaxies. Put another way, that spilled Frappuccino becomes rather unimportant in the grand scheme of things, things like moons and suns and asteroids. Unless of course, you spilled it on your lucky sweater, in which case, you are permitted at least 5 minutes of whining and 20 minutes of looking forlorn.
- There is light in everything. The moon is just one tangible example. If today sucks, find the silver lining. If you didn’t get that job you really wanted, you will get another job that you’re actually suited for. I mean maybe you shouldn’t have applied to NASA with zero experience whatsoever and a cover letter that started with “I’MMA LAND ON THAT MOON IF IT’S THE LAST THING I DO” but that’s for another blog post.
- We’re only going to be perfect every so often. The full moon only comes out once in awhile. We only appear whole once in awhile. That’s okay. That’s normal. But damn, when we look good, we look good. Is that a new haircut or are you just full-mooning it tonight???? #coiningnewterm
- Full moons are also synonyms for butt jokes. You have been thinking about butt jokes since the beginning of this post. I do not blame you. Butt jokes are funny jokes.
Have a wonderful weekend.