Mirror Moon

When I set out, I saw the past-full Moon on the horizon, just as it was rising, big and yellow like a bruised fruit. When I got home I looked up from my kitchen table and saw the Moon far from where if had been. I thought, "this is not where it should be, something is wrong with where the Moon is in the sky." When I stood up it disappeared and I saw that what I had taken for the Moon was a reflection in the glass kitchen window, and the Moon was right where it belonged, shining blue over the Earth, unperturbed by my observation.

(February 28, 2002)


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