How appropriate that the full moon falls on New Year’s Eve this year. So this dreamboard is not just about this month, but all of 2010.
Last full moon, Chris and I were flying from Portland to Vancouver, B.C. on our way to Barcelona for our vacation and goal setting retreat (more on those goals soon, I promise). The sun was setting just as we took off and the sky was completely clear. The full moon was rising behind Mt. Hood as we taxied to the runway, and once we were in the air I had an even better view as we flew over Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Rainier.
Chris was trying to read, but I kept elbowing him to say, “Look, now!” Finally I just got the camera out and attempted to capture what I was seeing, even though I knew there was no hope of really doing it justice with my tiny little Nikon.
I took 43 pictures before it got too dark and my reflection got in the way. This was the best one. The moon looks terribly small here, and the colors are faded, but it’s close. That night, on our way to a new adventure together, with such a beautiful sight just out the window, the world seemed full of possibility for the first time in months. I started expecting something wonderful.
I want to keep that feeling of expectation alive this month– and all year. Here’s to 2010.