Monday, October 29, 2012

Moon Like a Peach

This morning I saw the big old orange full moon sitting like a peach on the breakfast table of the western sky. I'd seen it rising, sweet and white, in the east last night out in the country. It's the Hunter's Moon for some, and the Blackberry Moon for others, as noted in a previous blog entry that uses this same lovely still life painting by Jonathan Koch. (Thank you, Jonathan!) For some, it's the Kindly Moon!

I saw Cloud Atlas this weekend because I couldn't help it--a noon matinee. Loved seeing it in a movie theatre, despite the loudness of the speakers, because it is meant to be a spectacle. I was moved, despite the cliches. I pondered this later, thinking, hey, a whole huge bunch of people will feel affirmed by the cliches, even if I cringe a little at their utterance. In a way, of course, it fits the character(s) who speak them. Example: fabricant born to serve in fast food restaurant who then reads all of human history off floating computer screens. See what I mean?

Anyhoo, I loved the book and enjoyed the movie. And here's another Jonathan Koch painting, also used previously (recently), Cloud Study.


Maureen said...

For those of us in the hurricane's path, the full moon is adding to the havoc. We're experiencing very heavy rain here (I live just outside D.C.) and winds have kicked up considerably since earlier this morning; they're expected to reach 70-80+ mph by nightfall. It's gotten chilly, too. Flooding already in places. My guess is this is the Black Moon for Halloween.

Kathleen said...

Uh oh. Not a very Kindly Moon, then, in this case. Take care, Maureen.

Kathleen said...

I sound arrogant re: cliches (and the people who love them). Sorry. And probably about fast food. But I do love that fabricant. And that book. And that movie.

seana graham said...

Yeah, I suppose cliches are cliches for a reason. Maybe you could write a poem about them?

I was annoyed by the gimmickiness of Cloud Atlas the book, but it won me over in the end. I probably won't get around to the movie, though.

Kathleen said...

Points well taken! It won me over in the end, too!

I often give the assignment to "explode" a cliche in a poem--that is to explore it fully and made it do something new and surprising. Maybe it gets destroyed in the process...or maybe a phoenix rises up from the ashes.

Hannah Stephenson said...

I'm looking forward to catching that movie...glad to hear your (honest!) recommendation :).