Sunday, February 26, 2006

Literary Moon

This month offers the Lunar New Year, a real big deal in many Asian cultures. I'd attended a couple Lunar celebrations. The last one will be this Tuesday. I'd been pondering the Moon. The Moon has significance in my second novel (That's why it's called "Talking to the Moon.")

In my research, I discovered my ancestors planted and harvested rice using the lunar calendar (until Chirstian missionaries came along insisting that they change over to the solar calendar).

When I was in The Philippines a few years ago, farmers were drying rice on the sides of the road. We sped by with what seemed to be miles of rice. The rice being the color of the moon in this picture.

1 comment:

Sundry said...

Lovely connection between the rice and the moons.