Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Supermoon; Memories of Full Moons in Taloctoc

When I was a kid, nights with the full moon were memorable nights of playing hide and seek. We would play in the shadows of the celestial wonder for several hours, seeking each other in the shadows of the trees and huts in our little village.

At times, we stared at the moon- after being exhausted from playing- and asked ourselves what would we do if we would ever reach the moon one day.

During those days, it was unimaginable that anyone could reach the moon. But as we have learned later, in 1969- when Miss Gloria Diaz became the first Miss Universe of the Philippines - American astronauts landed on the moon.

Now, whenever I look at the moon, just like the previous Supermoon phenomenon, I remember those care-free nights in Taloctoc, the giggles and the wanton insouciant games, the first stirrings of emotions, and the seemingly impossible dreams that we and my friends once had.


ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER

The photo is a genuine picture of the Supermoon this month of March 2011. It was photographed by Dr. Lorenzo Bernardino. Doc Z, as called by his online friends, is a doctor in internal medicine working at the Majuro Hospital, Marshall Islands.

He is a poet and a writer, read his amazing 140 Flash Fiction, and his poems in his blog Zorlone. Now he is into photography as well. Thanks Doc, for allowing me to use your picture.

He says about himself:

Zorlone, an anagram of my name. A title fitting to this blog of mine. Words are created every time such as blogs created online. This site will showcase thoughts translated into words. Dream. Create. Inspire. Follow me in Twitter @Zorlone or visit me too at 140 Flash Fiction.

5 comments:

Zorlone said...

When I was younger, not so long time ago, I sneak out of our house in my pajamas and would play hide and seek with my friends too. Often times my parents would be the one to find me and off to bed I go with a painful behind.

Nowadays, I often look up to the moon and wonder what other beauty it hides from us down here. She is a lady that mystifies us.

I love your article jen and I am very much honored that you used the picture that I took that night of the supermoon.

Jena Isle said...

Hello Doc Z,

Indeed, those were the days and the mystic that the moon exudes. What lies up there?

Thanks doc for the picture, it is amazing, very good for a starting hobby. TC.

Holly Jahangiri said...

Isn't that just a gorgeous photo? I had hoped that Doc Z. would get a good one, since it would be cloudy here and the full moon has special meaning for my daughter and me. And he did. Sure enough, we were unable to see it from here, but I got home and found this waiting online, and it made me smile.

Holly Jahangiri said...

Isn't that just a gorgeous photo? I had hoped that Doc Z. would get a good one, since it would be cloudy here and the full moon has special meaning for my daughter and me. And he did. Sure enough, we were unable to see it from here, but I got home and found this waiting online, and it made me smile.

Virginia Gaces said...

Indeed Holly, I love this picture. It seems surreal , but it's real..lol..take care.

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