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  • The rains and warm weather has all the night bugs singing. The smells from dew touched earth pull files stored neatly in the backwoods of my brains. I try to live clearly in this moment, experience it as is without layers of past moments crowding out this unique one.

    And fail.

    Then give in to the failure with a bit of blushing joy. I was much smaller once, staring at this same moon. I was much less weathered. I was on ground hundreds of miles from this ground. I was listening to completely different insects sing to their mates. All of those bugs are most certainly now dead.

    And I am kind of shocked a bit that I am not.

    Shocked in the same way as receiving a compliment from a total stranger.

    This moon has the same smile on its face as every other time I've stared up at it. And I give it the same smile back that I've given it all those times and think of the poster that came with the telescope I'd begged for for my birthday. All the names of the craters and topography were labeled with Latin names. Mare cognitum. What kind of boat would float in a sea on the moon?

    I giggle.

    And then the list of worries and all the things I need to be doing to be ready for tomorrow worms its way back into the center of my eyes.

    I head inside to hide from nostalgia again behind my fret and worry.
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