Monday, July 20, 2009

The Moon...ever closer to my heart

I remember the exact hour ... the exact minute...the exact second when man first placed toe on the moon and said those immortal words. I will never forget it...how can I...how can anyone lucky enough to be alive during those times...


Actually I was sitting on my boyfriends lap in my Mom and Dad's home in Las Vegas, Nevada ...the room was filled with fascinated, glued to the TV people ...who had one thought and one thought only ... Pride !! US was actually doing something no man had done before ...and doing it in the name of 'mankind'...all mankind!! How COOL was that...

Of course we placed the American Flag there in the Moons Soil that day...but in truth...it was the flag of human kind... those were great days of pride filled with thoughts of anything is possible.

That night, I...like millions of others... stepped outside to gaze at the moon in awe... I had looked at it a million times before...but tonight there were 3 new temporary inhabitants looking back ... that night for the first time the moon became something more than something to howl at or wonder about ....it became, A friend...something that felt so close you could almost reach out and touch it....and it in turn would touch back.

A Glorious Day Indeed....

Jodi

15 comments:

rosanna said...

When I think of it I feel a lump in my troath. I was only 2 years old and my brother was 4 months old but my parents told us many times of that night. They used to say that it was like a movie, it was difficult to believe that it WAS really happening. One of my brother's friend was born that very night, the first moon baby he was called by newspapers. Who knows if his life was changed by that? The Moon has strange powers.
I do not know if I feel the world wider or smaller after that but I understand how you must have felt: proud is not enough I dare say.

twinklescrapbooks said...

That picture is stunning. When I was little I threw a fit because I wanted my dad to get me the moon. I thought it was a ball in the sky. Now when I read Papa, Please Get Me the Moon by Eric Carle I want to laugh and cry! :)
tina

Debbie said...

I was 5 years old and remember laying on the sofa with tonsillitis watching a man walk on the Moon. Something I'll never forget..

Cody Goodin said...

I was nine years old that summer and all I wanted to do was be right there alongside the intrepid astronauts.

Bearly Sane said...

I was a young mum with two children under three and hardly time to scratch myself...but yes, I too, remember how wonderfully exciting that moment was.

Creager Studios said...

Hello Rosanna...

Oh you are sooo right...the Moon has strange magical powers and many a time I have been caught in it's hypnotic glow...Wow...to be born that very night...I would have to name my child Luna..

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Boy that brings back memories Tina...when I was little and the moon set early...my parents said it was going to sleep...so of course I thought it was right on the other side of the mountain ...just laying there...sleeping...I begged them to drive me over to 'wake him up'
Miss those days of innocent thought...

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Hi Debbie... Oooo tonsillitis..OUCH!! Hopefully the Moon Landing helped to take your mind off any pain you might have had...

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

I hear ya Cody...I have longed dreamed of space travel...specially the Moon...funny, when you are a small kid...it all seems possible...as we get older we reason out why it cannot be...I miss being a kid!

Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Hi Sandi...

LOL...'Barely time to scratch myself"...tooo funny! Bitty kids do take up time...but how can that be that your children are now in their 40's...when you are only 26! That's my story and I am sticking to it!!

Hugs,
Jodi

LDWatkins said...

Amazing feats and horrific events we 'mature' folks have seen in this lifetime. I'll take the feats!

The Carolina Quilter said...

It was truly amazing. But I myself would not wish to go. I'll stick with terra firma and lots of oxygen! DH and I once took a scuba diving class but having to figure out all of that setting of regulators and decompression, etc.--I decided I'd best stay above the surface of the water!

Jody
http://minileapsandbounds.blogspot.com/

Creager Studios said...

Morning LD...

You are so right...so many things we have witnessed...some good, some very bad...
Always best to remember the good, and put the bad on the back burner...

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Morning Jody...

Actually as I 'grow up' from my kid stage I too prefer the more secure...and like you say...breathing oxygen is a good thing!! lol...
Richard loves to scuba...not I, I take pictures from shore thank you very much...

Hugs,
Jodi

Tallulah~Belle said...

What a wonderful memory to have. I was only 2 so don't remember it at all :-(

I still have all the commemorative mugs, papers etc I was bought though.

Me, I'd be up to the moon in heartbeat if I could...what an adventure that would be. I don't think it'll become common or affordable in my lifetime though.

Wouldn't catch me scuba diving though :-)