We watched for the ‘Strawberry Moon’ on
Midsummer Night. This appears as the full moon coincides with Midsummer’s Eve, which only happens once in 47 years. Apparently it’s pink because it reflects at this time the sands of the
Sahara. (How small is our world…)
I was thinking that 'primitve' people would - many times forty seven years ago - would have seen in as a great portent for the world. We watched as the moon rose, a delicate pale pink with its reflection in the waters of the lagoon.
I was thrilled to witness this phenomenon and there was much talk about it on the balcony. It has also almost superseded the talk about the Referendum.*. (‘Remain’ is winning all round....) *
And then yesterday – the following evening – sitting on the balcony we watched the fullish moon rise in a deeper and even more distinctive rosy hue. In time its colour faded to butter yellow, then cream. But this time it started out even more strawberry pink than the night before.
A perfect piece of holiday magic.
A propos. The youngest member our company had us watching a brilliant University of Liverpool video were EU law expert Professor Michael Dougan makes the soundest and impressively logical argument for us to remain in Europe.
Apparently this video has gone viral. I hope everyone who votes today has listened to this coherent and unbiased discussion, Article HERE
Two strawberry moons will, I hope, be a
symbol for our more vibrant presence in
Europe and good times ahead.