Staring at the Moon: A Slice of Life Post

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Hello everyone, I hope all is well with you. I’m back today with another Slice of Life Post. Last week when I was leaving work, I glanced up at the sky and saw a full moon shining bright.

Photo via Visual hunt

Just seeing that glowing orb in the sky calmed my frayed nerves. I’ve been working toward a self-imposed deadline and that moon was just what I needed to see to relax. You see, I wanted to complete my latest work in progress by the end of the month, and I’m happy to say I completed the rough draft. Now I’m going through and doing a quick edit before I send it off to my beta reader. I’m very excited about this story, and I can’t wait to hear what she has to say, but I digress.

I was talking about how seeing the moon calmed me. Our universe is amazing and whenever I see it in action, so to speak, I’m humbled. The elements and minerals that make up our bodies also swirl among the heavens. We are bits and pieces of exploding stars. I just think that’s incredible.

Photo credit: NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center via Visualhunt / CC BY-NC

 

Isn’t it amazing that the earth is just the right distance from the sun so we can thrive on it? If it were any closer, it’d be too hot and we’d sizzle on the surface. There’s only one planet in the solar system that can sustain life for our species so we’ve got to take care of it.

Photo credit: NASA Goddard Photo and Video via Visual Hunt / CC BY

I also think it’s amazing that when cells divide whether they’re in a plant, or animal, or in a human they all make the same pattern. Isn’t that mind boggling? It just shows how connected everything is. That’s how close we are. These are the thoughts that go through my head when I look at the moon or the stars at night.

How about you? What goes through your mind when you’re alone and staring at the stars? Leave a comment, I’d love to hear from you!

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About Lisa Orchard

I'm a Young Adult Author with two new series, "The Starlight Chronicles" and "The Super Spies." The first one's a coming of age series and the second one's a mystery/thriller series. I'm also the mother of two boys who keep me hopping and they're my inspiration for everything. When I'm not shuttling my boys to school or a play date, I'm writing. When I'm not writing, I'm reading, hiking, or sometimes running. I love anything chocolate and scary movies too.
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22 Responses to Staring at the Moon: A Slice of Life Post

  1. Bernadette says:

    A great post for Valentine’s Day reminding us we are all connected by the threads of life.

  2. I saw some new (at least to me) images of the universe yesterday and was amazed, yet again, by the beauty of it all.

    I had never heard of a ‘beta reader’ before. Congrats on being ahead of schedule.

  3. Kimberley says:

    I’m often intrigued by the phases of the moon and how it might actually affect our lives. Thank you for reminding me that I haven’t ordered my lunar poster calendar yet this year.

  4. maryannreilly says:

    I stared up at the perfect stars last night. It was clear, cold and at firstI thought I was seeing Orion, but realized I was minus a star. I thought of my husband and said a quick prayer to him.

  5. Adrienne says:

    We finally had clear weather: just in time for that beautiful full moon. I was thinking that I never see the man in the moon anymore. I can only see the rabbit.

  6. cvarsalona says:

    Lisa, this line, “We are bits and pieces of exploding stars,” fits so beautifully with the first image.

  7. Tara Smith says:

    Yes, we are all connected…it’s so hard for us to remember that, though. Beautiful shot of the moon!

    • Lisa Orchard says:

      I agree with you, Tara. It’s hard to remember we’re all connected especially with social media. I feel it distances us sometimes instead of pulling us together. Thanks for stopping by! 😉

  8. It reaffirms that there is more to life than us. There is a divine essence…

  9. It is a miracle, this thing called life. Sometimes we feel so large and important, but when we look at the stars and sky, we realize how small we really are. Great slice, Lisa!

  10. sharonledwith says:

    I absolutely love the third photo! It’s like the eye of God is peering down at us! We truly are just a blip on the radar, so we’d better make it a good blip during our lives! Cheers, Lisa!

  11. The Hook says:

    Tasty slice, Lisa!
    May I have another?

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