donderdag 23 december 2010

Things I love Thursday - The Lunar edition

Were you tossing and turning in your bed this Tuesday night? Did the sky suddenly seem a lot darker? Did you miss out on your monthly werewolf adventure? No worries, my friend; the World did not suddenly change into a cold dark place with no room for howling. There was just a Lunar Eclipse. A very epic one this time. This eclipse is happening almost simultaneously with the Winter solstice on the Northern Hemisphere!

This time of year is associated with light -- string lights, sparklers and of course, candles. Hanukkah in the Jewish tradition is the Festival of Lights, with 8 days of ritual illumination of the menorah. There's the advent wreath of the Christian faith and the all-night bonfire for the burning of the Yule log, a tradition with roots in Northern European pre-Christian times. The lights are reminders of the inner light, and hope for the return of sunny days.

 I know we had a Universe Things I love Thursday last week. But I totally forgot to mention the eclipse. So this post, is dedicated to the Moon!

The Earth as seen from the Moon
The lunar eclipse seen from Stanley Park in Vancouver

Black as midnight on a moonless night.
- Dale Cooper on his coffee preferences

There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.
- George Carlin
You moon the wrong person at an office party and suddenly you're not 'professional' any more.
- Jeff Foxworthy 

What's your name Moon? - Full Moon names from the Farmer's Almanac
Full Wolf Moon – January: Amid the cold and deep snows of midwinter, the wolf packs howled hungrily outside Indian villages. Thus, the name for January’s full Moon. Sometimes it was also referred to as the Old Moon, or the Moon After Yule. Some called it the Full Snow Moon, but most tribes applied that name to the next Moon.

Untitled. van Guts met chain necklaces - Click on the link to find where to buy all these items!

And last but not least: Moonboots by Tecnica! You might think they look ridiculous - I think they are awaesome! - but you can't deny they'll keep yout feet nice and cozy.

Have an amazing Christmas! I hope you'll spend it with your most favourite people and maybe even get some nice gifts or do something real sweet for someone else.
Be good!


1 opmerking:

  1. Heel lotvallig hoorde ik vandaag 'Dancin' in the moonlight', een van de favoriete nummers van Esmee op de radio!