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  • Fortunately, I got the time wrong. I say fortunately, because I was out there at 11:25, thinking the time was 11:35. The moon was very cool then - with different clouds and vapors floating by, it had a very surreal quality to it. Looking up through the gap in my backyard tree shroud, up above my jacuzzi, me and Cajun were out there, ready to howl.

    I'd thought it would look bigger, but it was still very cool. I listened - just in case, on the off-shot, there might be another Cowbirder within listening range - then, hearing nothing, I started howling - actually, moooing, if you will.

    Cajun was not in the least put off by this - at this point, she's seen it all. Not much is going to throw her. As long as that squeaky toy was out there, she was cool with there being no lights on, and really didn't give a rat's behind what I was doing. "Moooooo-Moooooo-Moooooo"

    "Squeak-squeak-squeak". She was adding her two cents to the lunar tune. Seemed appropriate - her squeaks sounded like a bird, while I was making the cow sounds. A real Cowbird moment.

    But, I felt it - I did. The connection. Connected. To you. To the sky. To the universe. It was AWESOME. Big. Unlimited. One. Individualized. Together.

    Then, the cloud cover rolled in, and hid the moon from about 11:40 on. Turns out the peak moment was supposed to be 11:56. But that's o.k. For me, it happened at 11:35. There was a reason.

    There always is.
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