Blue Moon


For all of our THPL practitioners I am hoping that you saw the full moon last night.  It was magnificent and captivating and more special than I realized.  And as it turns out, August 20, 2013 (yesterday) was a remarkable day on many levels. My brother turned 49 years old, I have written 278 posts to the THPL Blog, I have passed the 450 mark of Ted videos watched and I have run 1,900 miles for the year.  And it all happened on the night of the day of the Blue moon. A blue moon is usually defined as the second full moon to occur in a single calendar month. Most of the time there is just one full moon per month, but occasionally there are two. Under this definition, the last blue moon occurred on August 31, 2012, and the next one will occur July 2015.

There is another definition of blue moon that probably preceded the more familiar one. The original meaning of blue moon, as used by the Maine Farmers’ Almanac, was the third moon of four in a season. Most of the time there are just three moons in a single season, but every once in a while, there are four moons in that time. The extra moon is called the blue moon.  We like the color blue and we also like unique circumstances – it is what makes THPL special.  We look for different every day and we seek it out.  Seems to me that Mother Nature delivered for us yesterday. 

And so, I leave you with this thought how much can you get done between now and the next blue moon?  What challenge or goal can you set for yourself that seems out of reach right now but is achievable by July of 2015?  I bet you can do a lot more than you think you can.  I will start my thinking.  This is going to be fun!  More on this in a follow up post.

Loving Life with the blue moon at my back