This morning I looked out the window, just as the sun was coming up. Now our view in front of our house is pretty prosaic – we look out onto the softball and lacrosse/field hockey playing fields with our local high school in the background.
I like living across the street from the school. I enjoy watching the sports played on those fields; I like the activity when the kids come and go from school; I like the sense of things going on all the time. I’ve spent a lot of time leaning on the fence, watching softball, lacrosse, hockey – trudging around to the back of the school, watching tennis, going to swim meets – attending art events – at the school. It’s a great neighbor.
This morning I looked out and saw a beautiful moon hanging in the sky right above the school. A great big round white moon, fading as the sun came up. It struck me that the sunshine for today should be outside to greet the moon. But where to put it? The answer was right in front of my eyes.
We hurried over to the other side of the fields and set the sunshine on the bleachers by the lacrosse field. Snow-covered they are at the moment, but as soon as the weather improves just a little the kids will be outside again, and I see them sitting on these bleachers to talk or take in the sun or watch other kids playing pick-up games of soccer or football, when they have a break. So this sunshine may wait, but it will get seen.
And until then, it can look up at the moon, just as I do. Happy moonlight and sunshine.
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