How many of you knew I was born during a full moon? Might explain a few things about me, doesn't it? ;)
Anyhoo, in some cultures, the first full moon after the Autumnal equinox is called the Harvestmoon (with and without the space between "harvest" and "moon"). The full moon of 9-10 October 1965, of which I was born on the 10th, was that year's Harvestmoon. For me, that, and its opposite, the Flower Moon (first full moon after the Spring equinox, also known as the Easter moon), are probably the times of year with the most meaning to me.
No, I don't think my birthday falls on Harvestmoon this year. :)
My leptictidium character, Ilene, was also born on a Harvestmoon, and her culture counted birthdays collectively on full moons, but as a courtesy to her best friend, Amy (my mouse character), she chose to use Amy's birthdate, which is the same as mine- 10 October.
Amy is 13 years younger than me.
Ilene is 11 years younger than Amy.
And for the record, I'll be 48 on 10 Oct.
Do the math. :)
Now, I'm going to go ponder Neil Young's song, "Harvestmoon"..... :)
5 years, 1 month ago
05 Aug 2013 06:12 CEST