(Inspired by a comment thread with RoSy)
The Man on the Moon felt old. He had looked down on the Earth constantly for thousands of years and had witnessed all of human history. He had risen and set over countless nations and rulers, and the comings and goings of billions of human lives. And still he looked down, his weathered face more ancient by far than the oldest thing that moved or grew on the surface of the Earth.
The Boy on the Moon, obscured on the far side, felt young. He looked out into the vastness of space and laughed with delight. Compared with the shining stars and whirling galaxies that he saw, he was nothing more than a newborn baby, mere seconds out of its celestial womb.
September 11th, 2012 at 10:00 pm
You should expand this and have them talk with one another.
September 11th, 2012 at 10:29 pm
“Conversations with the Moon” It’s an idea 🙂
September 11th, 2012 at 10:31 pm
Has a ring to it. You could go with a normal voice, as if such conversations are common. Seek advice from the moon, I say. Kind of like a heavenly Ann Landers.
September 11th, 2012 at 10:57 pm
I wonder if the boy felt insignificant- perhaps meaningless looking out on the infinite numbers of galaxies before him?
September 12th, 2012 at 12:33 am
I’d like to be the boy on the moon. At least for a little while. Then maybe my back wouldn’t creak. 🙂
September 12th, 2012 at 7:34 am
It might be a little cold, but I guess if you were the boy on the moon, you wouldn’t mind.
September 12th, 2012 at 8:03 am
This is true, and confirmed by the many middle-school boys who shun coats in cold weather. 😉
September 12th, 2012 at 3:51 am
This is very sweet. It feels like the beginning of a creation story from an indigenous culture.
September 13th, 2012 at 11:10 pm
I continue to enjoy your stories as I pause in the middle of busy days to read your latest offering. I’m very intrigued by “The Recruitment…..” It feels very metaphorical, almost allegorical with great possibilities.
I haven’t even opened my gmail for a few days, but I will soon and if you have something there I will try to get back to you soon. By now you are probably in bed. Sweet dreams!
September 14th, 2012 at 8:43 am
Thanks for reading them in the middle of all your other work. The Bruce Riansson story is only the beginning of a larger arc. Klista was in a previous story and so was Bruce, although not by name.
September 16th, 2012 at 5:52 am
I agree with Trent! That would be really interesting. By the way, you’ve been nominated the “One Lovely Blog Award.” =D
September 16th, 2012 at 10:13 am
I was actually just thinking more about that idea this morning. Also, thank you so much for the nomination. I feel very honored. 🙂
September 17th, 2012 at 5:27 pm
amazing and true! it depends on what we are looking at and ofcourse how!
September 17th, 2012 at 5:29 pm
🙂 I’m a big believer in perspective. Where we look at things from makes all the difference.
September 17th, 2012 at 5:32 pm
so am i. i try to look at things from a positive angle.