Pink Moon

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April's Full Moon is called the Pink Moon and is aptly sung by Nick Drake in a song that has put me to sleep many a night.



Mother's Day is so bittersweet for me. The Dead Guy and I lost a baby in North Carolina. It was as it should be. I can't imagine trying to raise a child in the kind of sick environment we were living in, but it was a sorrowful loss regardless. And I'm always a little (or a lot sad) when Mother's Day comes around. Because let's face it. Having a nervous breakdown starting in 2001 and ending in 2006 is really no way to spend your late twenties and early thirties. There was none of that over the rainbow falling in love, getting married and having children crap. It was all crying and hospitals and insanity. But seeing the moon last night and remembering it's name made me just the slightest bit happy. It brought a smile to my face. A much needed one.

11 comments:

Jeff D'Antonio said...

I'm sorry, Kate. I always think about my daughter's loss on Mother's Day, and how hard it is for her, but I've never really thought about all the mothers who are out there feeling a similar kind of unimaginable loss on that day.

I'm so sorry.

Jeff

BrianAlt said...

The next Blue Moon is in December.

I know, this has nothing to do with your post. Sorry.

Kristen said...

Oh god. That totally sucks. I'm so sorry.

carrster said...

Hey there Kate, I'm so sorry to hear that. I didn't know. I'm glad that tonight's moon made you a little bit happy tonight.

I LOVE the song Pink Moon. It is very very soothing.

f.B said...

Sorry. Glad the pink moon gave you a little peace.

Summer said...

I'm sorry, Kate.

melissalion said...

Love that song. Makes me cry tho, so I can't listen to it often.

Take care.

Sue Ellen Mishkey said...

Kate:

I found this blog a few days ago and haven't been able to put it down since. I've laughed, I've cried, I've rooted you on, I've winced when you've fallen and throughout it all I've been amazed at your strength and will to carry on living, even when life seemed poised to take you down. Though I don't know you, I think you're one of the toughest cookies I've ever met(so to speak) and I truly believe, from the bottom of my heart, that you'll get through this and be o.k. Someone will a will as strong as yours does not go gently into that goodnight, they rage against the dying of the light.
Hey, you quoted, so I get to as well.

LiLu said...

I'm so sorry, love... I had no idea. You drop these bombs on us, yanno? *Hugs*

JoLee said...

If it will make you smile, I'll show you my pink moon. And by 'pink moon' I mean my ass. I'll moon you to make you giggle. xoxo

Jen said...

I'm sending a bunch of smiles to you, one for each day of this week. I hope they help : )