Thursday, February 21, 2008

Big Artist

As artists we try to create, through assemblage of imagination, surrounding and impression, a cohesive view that affects the viewer. Nature, the biggest artist of them all, stepped in last night, giving us a light show in the Western Hemisphere as the Earth's shadow crossed the moon. We missed most of last year's Lunar eclipses, a banner year I might add, as cloud cover made it difficult in the Northeast. But oh what a show last night!

Here the moon steps through the phases until it's an amber shadow with a silver handle. Just as it reminds us how small we are, there will inevitably be a reminder that we are also eternally optimistic. A couple on a nearby roof top fired away with their little disposables, thinking to light the moon with a flash some 239,000 miles away.

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