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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Somewhere Out There ....

Will tonight's moon look like this, somewhere out there?  Maybe, but not where we live:


Here are some of my photos of last night's moon and shadows ...

Tonight, the moon will be the closest to the earth since it has been for years and years.  And it is cloudy outside.  Dang.   Last night, the moon was almost full, and almost the closest to the earth as it has been for a long, long time.  It was beautiful.  Our snowy yard was incredible, and was full of crisp shadows.  Yes, I did go outside with my camera.  No, I could not get those photos to turn out the way that I wanted them too.  But, I'm keeping an eye on the moon tonight.  I'll try again.  Maybe I will have some more photos to add in the morning.

The hype and idea about the big moon reminded me of the song "Somewhere Out There".  It was the theme song from the 1986 movie, An American Tale.  The movie is an animated film by Steven Spielberg, and is about a little boy mouse, Fievel, who is separated from his family as they were crossing the ocean by ship from Russia.

My already ex-husband and I teamed up, and took our little girls to the theater to watch that movie.  We each had one little girl on our lap.  They cried through most of it; so sad for little Fievel that he was separated from his family.  Fievel and his sister Tanya had connected hearts, and were singing to each other across the waters, under the same big moon, if I remember correctly.  

At the time, our girls were small, like four and five.  I wondered why the movie made them so sad, being as young as they were.  Now I think I know.  They were together, but their family was not.  They could relate to what the mouse kids in the movie were going through.  And it was a pretty sad deal.  Sorry, baby girls, that you had to go through all of that. 

As you watch the video below, know that it can apply to any situation that you assign to it.  It can apply to our friends in Japan.  It can apply to our soldiers overseas.  It can apply to those who are innocent, and are undergoing today's bombing in Libya.  Also, it still applies to little kids whose parents are divorcing.

That is the beauty of this song.  It always applies.  You are not alone, beneath the pale blue light.  Somewhere out there, somebody is thinking of you, and loving you tonight ...


Written by...
 James Horner, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil
  Performed by... 
James Ingram and Linda Ronstadt
Somewhere out there,
Beneath the pale blue night,
Someone's thinking of me,
And loving me tonight.
Somewhere out there,
Someone's saying a prayer,
Then we'll find one another,
In that big somewhere out there.

(Chorus 1)
And even though I know how very far apart we are,
It helps to think we might be wishing
On the same bright star,
And when the night will start to sing
A lonesome lullaby,
It helps to think we're sleeping underneath the
Same big sky.

(Chorus 2)
Somewhere out there,
If love can see us through,
Then, we'll be together,
Somewhere out there, out where dreams, come true. 

(Repeat Chorus 1)
(Repeat Chorus 2)

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Lynn said...

Nice photos Kathy. It's cloudy here too! I was hoping to catch some shots of the moon myself, but that's not going to happen.

BECKY said...

Hey Kathy! Wouldn't it be awesome to see a moon like that HUGE one?? I live near Lynn and yep, we had complete cloud coverage here. Shoot! I really wanted to witness that gorgeous moon. Thanks for your photos!

Pat - Arkansas said...

I did get to see the big, yellow-orange moon in a cloudless sky, but took no photos.

I loved that movie and the song. All of us sleep under the same big sky.

Happy weekend to you.

Ellie said...

Aah. They are lovely photographs. Unfortunately, the sky clouded over last night. Guess what? Clear again this morning. So annoying!

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