I’m excited to be participating in this Lunar Love giveaway! It’s my first and I got hooked because it’s about: paranormal, supernatural, science fiction or space travel element or a book that has something to do with the moon…” Coolness! If you’ve been here before you know I LOVE science fiction, particularly if there’s a little romance added.
When I was a little girl (a long time ago in a state far, far away), the moon was distant and mysterious–particularly the dark side of the moon. I’m trying to remember if I thought it was cheese. It was a REALLY long time ago, but I got curious, wondering where that notion started and found this on Wikipedia:
“The Moon is made of green cheese” is a statement referring to a fanciful belief that the Moon is composed of cheese. In its original formulation as a proverb and metaphor for credulity with roots in fable, this refers to the perception of a simpleton who sees a reflection of the Moon in water and mistakes it for a round cheese wheel. It is widespread as a folkloric motif among many of the world’s cultures, and the notion has also found its way into both children’s folklore and into modern popular culture.
It also made a great hook for cartoons, something that has endured despite actual, moon visits:
During my Google search on this topic of the moon, I ran across this graphic:
It does pay to keep your sense of humor when considering things lunar. It’s called “moon madness” for a reason! 🙂
I could not do a blog post about the moon without including video of the origianl moon landing:
Now that we know what’s on the dark side of the moon (that no aliens live there), do you find the moon less mysterious?
I will confess I don’t. When I spot the moon through the trees or see it hanging in a clear sky, it sweeps me back to my childhood when it was safe to sleep out on the front lawn. There is nothing quite like laying on your back in cool, sweet grass and looking at a golden moon hanging in a dark sky.
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