Monday, January 4, 2016

- Moondance

I do love walking down to get the paper. Today the pre-dawn sunlight had already washed all the stars from the sky, which was itself turning from gray to blue. The waning crescent moon and two planets still held enough light to be seen: Venus low in the east and a smaller Jupiter higher to the west ... the moon almost, but not quite aligned between them, the points of the crescent at 10:00 and 4:00.

I remember this, holding it in memory for today's patch ...

Patch #4 vintage table cloth linen
indigo dyed at Maura Ambrose's workshop

along with a single sunny patch, anticipating the day ahead.

Don did some moonlighting of his own for Christmas ...


creating wooden nine-patches, unaware that this would be the first full moon Christmas since 1977 ... the year of our wedding on December 30th.

As he did with the wooden block houses, one Moondance was saved for us ...


This one, because I loved how the moon had skated over the edge ... 

6 comments:

Mo Crow said...

such beautiful lunacy!

Liz Ackert said...

Thank you Mo ... I do love the moon!

Dana said...

I just love these daily patches! This latest moon-centered-between-two-planets one is beautiful and a perfect memory trigger for this particular morning....telling the story of your days. Don's moon dances are so synchronous. You two are clearly well attuned.

Liz Ackert said...

Thanks Dana ... I'm hoping I'll be able to sustain this on a daily basis.

handstories said...

Oh, Liz, these are just wonderful posts- full of moon & memory. I can't imagine how beautiful this project will be, holding so much! Thank you for how you explore and expand, share, & your very kind words. I hope this year holds many patches of beauty in cloth & life for you.

Liz Ackert said...

"many patches of beauty in cloth & life" ... what beautiful phrasing. This is why I blog ... this wonderful community, full of inspiration and support.