Thursday, September 3, 2009

The moon and the star

There I am and there you are,
up in the sky--the moon and the star.
You call to me: I answer you.
Oh, tell me--can you hear it, too?
How strange it is, in darkest night,
to see it all in clearest light!
I hear your voice upon the air;
I turn to you, but you're not there.
By now I shouldn't be surprised:
you've disappeared before my eyes.
But you are never far away;
for sure as night will follow day,
up in the sky--that's where we are.
You are the moon and I am the star.


"My father says that almost the whole world is asleep. Everybody you know. Everybody you see. Everybody you talk to. He says that only a few people are awake and they live in a constant state of total amazement."

--from Joe vs. the Volcano