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Quotation for Thursday 7th May 2020

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Callendersgal

Hi everyone,

Today I'm spreading a little moonlight.

A mysterious looking, silvery orb, hanging in the night sky, which influences our lives so much. We’ve pursued and succeeded in sending men there. Wallace and Grommit, (the cartoon characters), landed there, ate cheese and made a new friend in their first ever adventure. The moon influences our tides and provides us with the lunar calendar. Even mental health has been associated with it and is why lunacy is so called.

We associate it with romance and write poems and sing songs about it.

It’s also significant in many faiths, usually as part of a never-failing calendar of events.

The new moon marks the end of fasting in Islam and begins the celebration of Eid al-Fitr. In Christianity it sets the date of Easter, and today, on the fifth full moon of this year, we Buddhists are celebrating Vesak (or Wesak), the traditionally observed day of Buddha’s birth, death and enlightenment.

Each of the year’s full moons is given a different name in native American culture. The full moon which occurs tonight is the last super moon of 2020 and is known as the Flower Moon.

In contrast to the brash sun, which we all enjoy so much for its colour and warmth, the moon is much more secretive.

In honour of the moon’s mystery, I offer the quotation, pictured above, which comes from author J M Wonderland.

"The sun watches what I do, but only the moon knows my secrets".

The moon remains silent and shines its gentle light on all of us. I do believe I can safely share my secrets with it!

Wishing everyone a very happy day and wish all fellow Buddhists a happy Vesak!

Background photo courtesy of Jesse Adair (Unsplash.com)

6 Replies

Good morning

Thank you for sharing the significance of the moon and its meaning behind the religions of the World.

It was interesting to understand how all the religions are impacted by the planetary positioning of the moon

Very informative

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GhoundsReading Rabbits

Thank you. Lovely picture and I too love the moon. Hoping for clear skies tonight as I've missed the other super moons this year due to bad weather.

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I follow NASA and will be getting the telescope out in the garden tonight to take a good look at the moon. I just love space. I liked your quote. 👍😊🌛🌜

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The moon is so beautiful. I tried to take a photo of it using my mobile last night but not very successfully. I was a beautiful moon.

The sun has been shining brightly today, a glorious day😊

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That was very interesting, I have a fascination with the moon as you have probably guessed with a lot of my paintings.

Love the picture thank you hope you had a great day🌹

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