Yes, we are having a full moon but I am actually referring to the fact that last night while at the Padres game at Petco Park, some guy at the Omni Hotel opposite us, decided to moon the patrons leaving the game.

I never saw anyone actually moon anyone for real. Guess I thought mooning was merely a cinema contrivance for mindless movies or something a person would do while under the influence and in a small, private group. I cannot actually attest as to whether or not this guy was under any other influence than his own egoic fragrance, but he actually did drop trow and shine up against the window of a rather ultra-elite hotel in downtown San Diego.

This behavior called forth from me a Maragret Meadesque curiosity to understand the act of mooning. My postulation allowed for a lively conversation in the car on the way home about why people feel drawn to exhibiting their personal full moon. Wikipedia did have some background information based on the British slang that 'moon' was used to describe someone's backside several centuries ago. Little else was printed or offered as to why such an odd practice has sustained itself beyond fraternity hazing antics.

Mooning used to have a more Shakespearean tone for me. Mooning for something or someone that seems so distant. And suddenly, I think of the monicker, Moondoggie from my youthful Gidget days. Otherwise, I really don't understand the appeal of physically mooning, no matter how cute one's backside might be.

Tonight, I find myself other mooning in that of the restless manner. Change is poised on the horizon and it is palpable. (More on that in a future post). I feel like howling at the full moon to honor the Summer Solstice and diffuse my agitation.

"There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls."
George Carlin

"Shoot for the moon, and if you miss, you will still land in the stars."
Les Brown

No net and shooting for the moon!


Anonymous said…
I couldn't resist. Everybody sing now.

"I'm in the moon for love"

"Some enchanted mooning"

"All we need is moon"

"You've lost that mooning feeling"

Speaking of Shakespear:

"To moon or not to moon, that is the question"


T mooning over you K

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