I think that there is a beauty and poetry in the fact that the partial eclipse of the Moon tonight is on the 50 the Anniversary of the Launch of "Mans'" first Moon Landing.
It is as though , the Universe , and the Moon herself , have decided to celebrate and give a nod of admiration to the achievements of " Man" , letting us know our efforts to make a greater connection to them have met with their approval.
The event itself begins at approximately 9.01 BST in the UK , but if you have a cloudless sky you can watch the zenith occur between 10.15 and 10.40 pm , the peak should occur at 10.31 in the UK.
I just suddenly thought , knowing that most of us struggle at sometime with PMR / GCA , and often feel disconnected with the activities of the World around us , that this might give us an opportunity to feel at one with the Universe again.
A really easy way to improve our Wellbeing with very little effort.
We can all take part in a little Moon Watching , and feel like we are still taking part in something that the whole world is celebrating.
People in other time zones can join in too , just check the times on your news stations.
Its so easy , even with the Fatigue.
We can watch it from a window or a balcony, or in our gardens on a chair, with no real need for energy or preparation.
We could create a simple memory with our grandchildren or children by inviting them over for half an hour to enjoy it with us , or , if they live too far away , share it together while chatting on the phone as we all watch , without even having to leave our seats.
We can photograph it on our phones and keep the memory of what we did together forever.
And , if we live alone , we can help reduce the feeling of isolation and loneliness that Chronic Illness gives us, by watching the moon , and knowing, we are doing so together with millions of others around the World , once again part of the Circle of Life, marking the achievements of Humanity and celebrating the Wonders of our Magnificent Universe. That's a treatment for Fatigue and Low Mood that could outdo anything prescribed by a Doctor!
If you feel well enough to be near a window , I hope you try it , and even if you are at home alone know that you are not alone in this because at least you will be sharing it with me and I will be thinking about you.
So , if you pardon the paraphrased pun , " it may be one small step for us , but one giant leap in Wellbeing for PMRkind ! ", ( I think Neil Armstrong would approve!).
Enjoy the simple pleasures and let's make this journey with PMR/ GCA more bearable together.
Bleary-eyed aka Major Bee , Roger and out!!