Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Lunar Eclipse and my Imagination

“Mun!”…this is the first uttered word of my son. I remember it very well because once he sees the moon at night he would say it over and over with fingers pointing towards the sky. That was 12 years ago… a lot has changed since then. He went to school, he went through surgeries, and we went across the ocean. The only thing that remained constant is the moon. And last night, the moon played a game with the Sun and the Earth.

There was a lunar eclipse last night. I wondered if I could get a decent photo of the eclipse form my point and shoot camera. The thing is, I could not stay too long outside the balcony because the temperature is at –18 degrees C. I need to just go out from time to time to check on the moon and pick the best moment to take a picture. Tripod set and after 20 shots of adjusting here and there… I ended up with only three decent picture worth posting in this blog.

I guess earth sings this line to the moon….

“Kabilugan ng buwan
At ang hangin ay may kalamigan
Aakapin kita mahal ko
Sa buong magdamag”

And the moon sings back….

“High, higher than the sun
You shoot me from a gun
I need you to elevate me here
At the corner of your lips
As the orbit of your hips
You elevate my soul”


JTE said...

Nice shots, Em! I hope that in the next eclipse, it won't be winter at your side of the earth plus a zooming lens will be at hand. You just never know, the man on the moon might be staring at you, wondering what you imagine while he's in the limelight.

Ahh the moon... kapag bilog ang buwan maraming nawawala sa sarili :-). Define 'lunatic'...

The U2 song sounds more like an eclipse of the heart to me. What could be higher than the sun? Your answer is as good as mine.

Take care, Em. The moon and the sun are under just one sky. So are we.

EM said...


Yes, that would be most favorable indeed. I forgot about the man on the moon!!

It's all word play JTE...what ever that means. Pure imagination in the works in ems world under the eclipse of the moon...hehe

Take care too JTE!!