I glanced at the clock to find it was only 3am. Yet, the light filtering through the bedroom drapes told a different story. Confused, I shifted, focused and instantly could tell why. The full moon was transforming night into a early dawn. I readjusted my pillow and laid on my back, staring back at this natural wonder.
“That will be $20.10 and ready in 15 minutes,” I heard. I ended the call, grabbed my purse and headed to retrieve a pizza for Sunday dinner. The downpour of rain had just ended. To the east, the sky was still grey but to the west, blue and sunlight were reappearing. So much so that the sun suddenly was creating a blinding light and made it a challenge to drive. It was at the second stoplight that I saw it. First a pale arc. Then, with each passing second, the colors deepened. After parking the car in front of the pizza shop, I stood, looked up and took in this natural wonder. The colors actually spanned across the entire sky in a brillant arc. And to its right, another arc appeared faintly. Like all the humans around me, my smart phone camera app was pressed and I snapped away.
Today, I awoke early due to the moon.
Today, I scroll through my photo feed to see the colors again.
Today, I feel hopeful.