I woke up early this morning to be greeted by an amazing full moon blazing across the sky. Although my photo doesn’t do it any justice, the memory emblazoned on my brain/heart is spectacular. There is something lovely about being out here in nature without many buildings thwarting the Universe’s beautiful gifts.
I’ve been watching this moon for a few days now, sitting by my front door in the quiet evenings when all is still and the stars are twinkling. The silence here is soothing to me and I am grateful for it. It’s like the sound of falling snow. I’m always entranced by the unique sensations that come with being outside with snow falling all around me.
But as I was enjoying a serene moonlit night a few days ago, I had two visitors. Yup! You know how I get so excited when my animal friends come to visit! Much to my surprise, the first visitor was aviary. I had the distinct feeling that it was a bat, however, it could have been a bird. As I was sitting under the overhang by my front door, suddenly it swooped toward me, circled around under the eaves of the porch roof and then left. Believe me when I tell you, I was stunned. It was like a whoosh of energy came and went in just a few seconds. Most definitely, the bird was making its presence known to me. I felt like it was a sign, but for what, I don’t know. Do any of you know?
The second visitor came along about ten minutes later as I was still searching the skies for the bird who had left, wanting but not wanting it to return because I am a bit afraid of birds as it is. Suddenly, my little bunny Clover came hopping across the lawn. In the darkness, I saw movement out of the corner of my eye, but I wasn’t sure what it was. Then he hopped right onto the slab where I sat in my rocking chair. We both kinda gasped when he skittered to a stop, suddenly each aware of each other because I think he was merrily hopping by without noticing me sitting there and I was oblivious to where he was since it was dark outside.
He stopped about a foot away from me and for a moment we both froze, looking at each other. Then he turned and hopped back behind the chair on the other side of the porch. He didn’t move, nor did I. We have been friendly for months now. He is used to my voice, so I began softly talking with him. He angled himself so that he could watch me with one eye. Enough light from the moon shone by that time and I could see he was resting comfortably. You know me, I was enjoying our time together, asking him about his home under my back porch and about his life. He didn’t answer, but he did stay. I talked about the moon and how beautiful the night was. After a few minutes, I told him that it was time for me to go to bed and that it was late for him too. I thanked him for our unexpected visit and told him goodbye. As I got up, he remained stoically in his spot. Thank goodness as I didn’t want him to bolt into my house! I know he probably wouldn’t have gone in anyway, but I wanted to make sure. Having a wild rabbit in a home with two diva cats wouldn’t be prudent on my part!
I wonder what message Clover had for me that night and what message the bird/bat was delivering. If anyone has any ideas, please let me know. I know that some of you have knowledge that I lack, so anything that comes to you, please pass it along to me! Thank you! Make sure you go out to see that beautiful moon tonight too! It’s the second full moon in March!