We have made it to another lovely Sunday evening! Man…where has the time gone? One minute it was the beginning of February and now we are winding down to the end. The expression “time flies when you’re having fun” doesn’t really cut it anymore. It just keeps getting faster and faster as we age. We are so eager to grow up as kids but we fail to realize how hard being an adult actually is. (It’s REALLY freakin hard okay?! STOP WISHING YOU WERE GROWN UP! Be a small little bean as long as you can. Trust me, I’m an adult.) You see the irony there? Ha.
This week I finished up the show The OA on Netflix and man oh man! It was something else. I loved every minute of it. It was such a crazy emotional ride…one ride I was glad to take. I highly recommend watching it if you have Netflix…I promise you won’t regret it my friends. I am also in the middle of reading Gemini by Sonya Mukherjee and I have to say I am quite taken by it. One of the MC’s is really into astronomy and that got me thinking about this video I watched awhile back. It was a project done by a gentlemen named Asher Isbrucker over on YouTube. It is called Why Does the Moon Fascinate Us? It is a 15 minute educational film he put together about the moon.
His summary post reads: “For a long time I’ve found myself taking a curious solace in staring up at the moon’s pitted face, perhaps when I was sitting on the bus staring out the window, or a car in the early morning, or walking down the street. The moon has fascinated me in this intangible way for my whole life, as it has many other people at least one moment in their lives, here or there. What is it about the moon that draws us? Not only our eyes and our telescopes, but our science fiction, or music, our flying machines?
That’s why I made this film. I wanted to explore that very question: Why the moon?”
Just like Asher I have always been fascinated with the moon. For some odd reason I have always been drawn to it like a moth to a flame. I think about it quite often and sometimes find myself researching about it for long periods of time. The moon has also had a lot of influence over my stories and poetry. I like to think of the moon as this entity that is its own enigma…if that makes sense? Like the moon is a being that we will never fully comprehend no matter how hard we try. So I wanted to share this video with you guys because frankly, it is so BEAUTIFUL and UNBELIEVABLY well done by Mr. Isbrucker. This video is worth talking about. I wish it was longer! I think Asher has something spectacular going on here! I would watch a million more of these films if he were to create more.
So without further ado….here is the film:
Let me know what you think of the film! Do you love the moon as much as I do? Do you incorporate it into any of your own writing pieces? What do you love most about the moon?