Monday, 22 June 2015

Get out and get under the moon. . .


When you're all alone any old night
And you're feeling out of tune
Pick up your hat, close up your flat
Get out and get under the moon

Getting out in the midst of a different town is one sure way of beating the blues.  Sometimes all you need to change your perspective is to immerse yourself in the midst of strangers and just watch what's going on.  Of course you can't do that tonight in downtown Wellington right now, it's too cold and everybody will be asleep (or at least closing up shop).

Underneath the bright silvery light
You'll be feeling better soon
Pick up your hat, close up your flat
Get out and get under the moon

When was the last time you were under a silvery moon?  There's something about gazing up the moon and wondering if that infamous man lives up there as nursery rhymes and movies would have us believe (or you spot some random cow jumping over it).  

Look, look. look at the stars above
Look, look, look at those sweeties love
Oh boy, give me a night in June
I mean it

Are you a people watcher?  The best way to watch people is to sit in a quiet spot and have a vantage point where you see everyone walking past you in a sweeping glance (there's nothing worse than being really obvious with it and creeping people out with your stalker eyes).  I mean, there is a subtle art to it, like watching parents interact with their young children - that's always a favourite scene to watch, because the parents engage with their kids by teaching them new skills or playing games with them to elicit giggles and laughter that can warm my heart.  Of course that would happen more during the day in a park situation - not under the silvery moon at night (kids should be well in bed by that time).

All you gotta do, any old night
When you're feeling out of tune
Pick up your hat, close up your flat
Get out and get under the moon 

I hope that when you feel that you're not feeling quite right, when nothing sits quite right within yourself and you feel like you need to escape, just get out of the house and go do something, be somewhere, see something, hear everything.

I hope that you get yourself in tune as quickly as you can.  There's nothing worse than feeling out of sorts, the feeling of unease that comes with not feeling in tune, in harmony with yourself, your surroundings, where you find yourself in terms of the events you are escaping from or trying to find resolution, a solution, a little less mind pollution.  I hope that you just  get out and get under the moon. . .