We brave so much in a lifetime. We stand, often at the junction of then and now, willing to reconcile in the moment despite the unknown. Our bodies threatened. Our minds made to jump through hoops. Our souls degraded. And yet everyday, we wake up, suit up, take back, reclaim, and keep pushing on.
We greet each other in the streets, or between sheets with sincere tenderness. We hug, touch foreheads, rub noses, kiss cheeks, lips, hands. We bow in each others glory. We celebrate our connections. We dance, and talk, and walk, or sit with one another. In classrooms, libraries, café, clubs, community centers, stages, and studios. We meet half way. We meet outside, or inside, and in between doorways. We meet quietly, and out loud. We strategize a plan and pounce at just the right moment. The fullness of the moon can help to illuminate our deepest visions. This Friday, February 10th a Lunar Eclipse in Leo will shed some light in a time of urgency. In matters of justice, the time is now. Decisions made carelessly only perpetuates a culture of carelessness. We’ve seen this before. We’ve survived this before. And yet it doesn’t make it any less devastating to witness the level of selfishness displayed by the Trump Administration and by those who support a penchant injustice.
As I make my way toward graduation, I am constantly reminded about the connection between humans and nature. We are but microcosmic manifestations of a larger macrocosmic process. This reality we cannot escape, or undo. We will never be able to outshine the Creator, the Universe, the Earth, or each other no matter how hard we flash, or how much we slay. There are aspects of the ego that have to be laid down in the fire in order for the community to RISE.
I am interested in the way that we look at a given landscape and take possession of it in our blood and brain. None of us lives apart from the land entirely; such an isolation is unimaginable. If we are to realize and maintain our humanity, we must come to a moral comprehension of earth and air as it is perceived in the long turn of seasons and of years. —N. Scott Momaday
May we utilize the brave and playful energy of Leo, and the transcending power of this Lunar Eclipse to remember who we are.
In Full Moon Solidarity,