The moon is so beautiful that I almost felt dumb not walking towards it.
I have always been fascinated with heavenly bodies, but lately I've been drawn to watching the night sky so much that I sleep outside for a few hours. I think this sleeping-outside-thing started in Siquijor: I was thinking about life (echosera ko no? HAHAHA) while looking at the stars and waiting for fireflies. Then, I fell asleep at the beachfront.
Now back in Manila, I take pleasure in gazing the moon.
A few days ago, my friends and I were waiting for the Lyrid meteor shower. No, we weren't together. We were just texting and updating each other on what we were seeing. It was exciting! I took my pillow and blanket and actually camped out as I was getting sleepy from the day's work. Suddenly, I jumped up and screamed when I saw a big, bright shooting star! I was alert and awake in seconds, it was ecstatic!
Immediately after, I texted my friends about it since I know they're also looking up at the same sky.
Just last night, I texted a friend and told her that the moon's color is bizarre. It took me seconds before I realized that she's now in Korea and my message probably got flushed in a blackhole. This morning, I tweeted her about my text, and she told me that she saw "that moon" I was referring to! She knew what I was talking about!
Now I think I know why I find the moon, the stars, and the sky comforting. It is because it tells me that no matter how far I think I am from someone, we will always be under the same sky. And therefore, will be looking at the same sky. Up in the sky, you can see forever :)
I think that if people watch the night sky more often than they usually do, then they'll genuinely feel that there is more to life than just living.