I woke and started thinking and that’s not the way to peacefully get back to sleep.
So I settled in to the comfy chair where I could see Jupiter keeping awake with me. Jupiter is a friendly presence and sings quietly to himself as I watch or work or wonder.
Then BOOM! the old crescent moon pops into view.
She is riding low of due east right now, and she is so old and it is so close to the solstice that she is simply a letter C, rocking back only slightly, to point at a sun that is nearly rising and nearly at the northernmost part of that journey.
I’m grateful for the company, Jupiter and Moon.