Friday, January 01, 2010

After Midnight

It is now 7 minutes before 2010.  I had been asleep when I coughed and then was suddenly awake.  While I cannot see the blue moon through the haze of clouds outside my bedroom window, I can see that the world out there is misted in the most amazing white.

Fog hangs like spider webs heavy in the air.  
Does this mean 2010 will come in like the lamb?  Does this mean the year will be shrouded in mystery?  Or is this New Year just being shy because it carries so much new purpose?
I open the door and strain to hear the sounds of the night.  All sounds are baffled by the heavy fog.  This is a quiet celebration.
There, the clock has just turned and I now hear the very distant sound of fireworks. Someone must welcome the New Year loudly.
I just tell the young girl to make herself at home, and maybe I will return to bed.


Peruby said...

I awoke at 1:00 a.m. - heard nothing if there was any celebrating in my neck of the woods. I didn't even think about the blue moon. I only thought of going back to sleep.

Hope you got more sleep, too.

I've got a hunch this year is gonna be a good one.

Dave King said...

Here's hoping it's a brilliant year to come for you and yours.

Barry said...

Happy New Year! Here's wishing you all the best in 2010!

At least, through your photo, I've now seen a Blue Moon. It was way too cloudy here.

Tabor said...

Barry, that was not the blue moon. It was an older photo as we had too much overcasting as well.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

If you took the picture of the moon after midnight, it was no longer the Blue Moon ---but the first Full Moon of 2010...

We stayed up til midnight last night and toasted with an Eggnog. BUT--we couldn't see the moon last night due to clouds and rain.

Happy New Year.

Sarah Lulu said...

Happy New Year Tabor xxx.