I sat admiring the deep indigo blues, the creamy moon, the neon lights and the charcoal shadows of the clouds, I wanted to draw, I wanted to paint, I wanted to capture it all. It’s a special time of year, Summer. It’s easy to wander out at night, to feel free, let everything go, the way things want to flow. To dance in the moonlight. But right now only half the planet is in Summer, so it’s harder to share. But everyone shares the moon and it’s phases. Everyone can dance in the moonlight on the same night, twelve times a year.
Dreaming, gazing, still tired from celebrating the space between the Summer Solstice, Christmas and the New Year. I gently looked and then I saw it, there in front of me. A natural light show, dancing on the sea. Instead of looking up, I saw the moonlight by looking down. The reflections in the ripples just like the sun had done a few months ago in a minute by the sea “pool water”. I filmed a moving postcard, here it is for you to see.
A few nights later on New Years Eve, I went into Sydney and saw the fireworks show. It was spectacular! Fired by explosives, off buildings above, off barges and jetskis below. The beautiful coloured glow reflecting on the surface of the harbour and the white sails of the Opera House. I wondered how the aboriginies celebrated different times? They certainly danced, but did did they have fire shows and watch them glow? Did they watch the moonlight dancing on the water?
Sydney spent $7 million and millions came to watch from all over the globe. All over the planet, fireworks and smoke fill the air for that one special night of the year. It really is spectacular. But next time it’s moonlight, if you go down by the sea, there’s a natural light show you can see, it’s natural and it’s free!
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