There’s a Blood Moon tonight

A few minutes ago, I walked outside and take a look at the blood moon. It’s not the first one I’ve seen… I remember seeing the blood moon hanging over the desert skyline just outside of Los Angeles when I was a child, and I remember seeing it again during a lunar eclipse when I lived near Cheremoya Elementary School – the real school that is the basis for the fictional location of Leticia Gordon’s Junior High School. The two schools are not much alike, but they do share a common layout and proximity to apartment buildings. My apartment building in the third grade was the same distance from my school as Leticia’s seventh grade school was to Bridget Gordon’s condominium.

Tonight’s moon is not red, but it is visibly blurry, and there is a dark spot in the corner. I want to stand and watch it, but I am overcome by a feeling of anxiety and I come inside. I have to get my fiance to accompany me when I got out to take a second look, because I am anxious, and superstitiously alarmed by the bite size chunk missing from the apple of the moon.

Greg is disappointed that the moon is not red. We resolve to wait another half an hour, before going out to see it again.

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~ by Sumiko Saulson on April 14, 2014.

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