The moon is often very prominent in the sky during my morning commute. The cool silvery glow is a perfect transitional light from the period of rest and renewal at home to the mentally intense part of the day at work.
Photo credit: NASA Images
On one summer morning something in the sky was different. An object with a bright golden incandescence hung in the sky very near the moon. I assumed it was a plane, yet the object never moved position. During the remainder of my drive, the moon and this other jewel in the sky remained as a pair.
From a google search for star near moon in the sky, I learned it was not a star glowing near the moon, it was a planet – Venus. Immediately, my mind began racing. There is a great deal of symbolism associated with Venus in art and mythology. The allure and feminine mystique of Venus ignited my creativity and this poem resulted.
- Sunrise in Plainfield Indiana, April 2017. Photo credit: Curtis Clem
I received a message from a very good friend one morning telling me not to miss the sunrise that particular day. His message included a picture of the dawn. I was already at work locked away from the outside world in my cubicle, but his photo made me go to a window immediately. What I saw was amazing – colors like I have never seen on the horizon and in the sky.
Later in the day I was having lunch at the most inspirational place anyone can choose to dine……yes, I’m talking about Taco Bell. Okay, my choice of lunch spot was not inspired, but I did have a really good view of the sky from my table. My mind began to wander and I thought back on the photo and how amazing the sky had looked just hours before. That experience gave me the writing I share in this post. I hope you are as blessed as I am to have people who spread sunshine in your life.