Fly Me to the Moon

I was very lucky.

Moonrise over New Orleans. I wasn’t going to publish this picture yet, but a friend of mine posted a moonrise over the Long Island Sound, so I thought I’d better do this today.

Moons seem to have a lot to do with 2021. If you believe in such things, we are entering the Age of Aquarius. You remember the last time we did that. Flower children. Hippies. Peace. Great music. Love-ins. Be-ins. Woodstock.

Oh yeah. And, the war in Vietnam. Let’s be careful out there. We’ve been fighting unending wars in too many places.

I think good things will happen this time around. There were too many creative approaches to just about everything when our hands were tied by lockdowns and quarantines.

Let me loose now and there’s no telling what I’ll make better. Or, worse if you are on the other side.


Hope and faith in 2021.

I usually pick a word to use as sort of a koan for the year. This year and since I’m trying to be farther along and further in, I selected the word “truth.” Not as in me telling the truth. But, digging into myself and some outside influences to find the truth.

And, you?

The photograph. I made the picture on a dog walk. My hurting little cocker spaniel started feeling better so she lead me on a fairly long walk.

The moon popped up on the way back.

I was kind of blown away by the brightness of the moon and the sky. It’s not often the clouds appear so clearly at night.

I made the picture. I thought that I had it. Oh no. I had it alright, among tons of noise. It took some serious post production to clean it up.

But, here it is. Just as I’d hoped for.

You know what I said about hope and faith in the left hand column? Sometimes, it takes a lot of work to achieve them.

Stay safe. Stay mighty. Wear your mask. Keep your distance. Wash your hands. Enjoy all the pizza pie since sometimes it looks like the moon in the sky.

That’s amore.



13 responses to “Fly Me to the Moon”

  1. Kim of Glover Gardens Avatar

    I like your word! I learned about the selection of a word for the year, or koan, from you and started doing it last year. See what an impact you’ve had – thank you! The Grill-Meister and I spent about an hour talking about this on the way back to Houston from Gumbo Cove on Friday, and he chose serenity for his 2021 koan. The jury is still out on mine; I’m being mindful and taking however much time I need to get it right. Last year’s was mindfulness.
    Love the pic, too…

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    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      I’m glad. Michelle Terry nagged me into it. Your word will just come to you. Mine was heavily influenced by MCC. NJ’s is home.

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  2. LightCentric Avatar

    “Meet me in the Land of Hopes and Dreams?” 🙂

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  3. zorymar Avatar

    Great picture, happy new year 🎉

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    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Thanks. Happy New Year.

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  4. sbhopper8 Avatar

    Yep – “Oh yeah. And, the war in Vietnam. Let’s be careful out there. We’ve been fighting unending wars in too many places.”

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    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      I got to fight that one.

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  5. sloppy buddhist Avatar

    … Humanitarian and progressive views will sweep the world as we all join together to make change on a global level…some say 🤓☮️💟

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Well, it is Age of Aquarius. It was a lot of fun last time.

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      1. sloppy buddhist Avatar

        I can imagine 💫

        Liked by 2 people

      2. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

        Yeah and then Altamont happened. Everything got dark.


  6. Frank @ Beach Walk Reflections Avatar

    Wow … the moon with some pop! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Rain cleaned skies plus really low moon at dusk.

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