It is April, a new season is upon us, as Spring blesses us with blooming flowers. Pictures of cherry blossoms pop up on our Instagram feeds to show Mother Nature’s beauty. Wildlife is displayed in spectacular form as the first full moon of Spring shows up as a supermoon. The year’s largest and most brilliant Full Pink Moon adorns the sky on April 7th. But don’t go looking for a rosy pink moon, it appears yellowish, turning bright white when it looms overhead. It received its nickname in relation to the perennials flourishing in Spring.
This season, the Full Pink Moon will be seen from balconies, windows, city apartment fire escapes, or porches in suburbia. The season has had a furious start, as we deal with events impacting every corner of the globe. Years past, this time of the month was spent planning family Spring break vacations or Passover and Easter holidays. Lives are usually blooming with future plans; this time around things are very different. Uncertainty grows as society finds itself in a standstill, a postponement of daily life routines.
The current crisis has forced modern society to reevaluate life up to now. The appearance of the Full Pink Moon 2020 is accompanied by a rebirth. It has created question marks in many people’s lives but also providing other things that may have been lacking for a while. Personally, productivity, empathy, and a sense of urgency have been growing like wildfires in several corners of my own life as we approach the full moon. Realizing, all the wonderful growth presently coming into my life is a direct result of a combination of occurrences happening in the outside world.
I have noticed that my ability to create has increased to new heights, as I look to reinvent the way I do things while adjusting to a new normal. A rediscovery leading me to accept that I can do more with less. My needs are considerably small in comparison to my wants. It is evident that my productivity level has been tremendous while I juggle work, writing, and helping my daughter navigate the trenches of online school learning, proving we can only find out what we are truly capable of when putting it to the test.
Empathy has been flourishing as we curtail our freedoms to protect others, and ourselves during this time of crisis — for instance, lending a helping hand to a vulnerable neighbor in need that may not be able to get to pick up their own groceries due to social distancing. It all makes sense as everyone tries to contribute their part not to exacerbate the problem. Watching first responders risk their lives to care for others has defined this time. We have seen the best of humanity during this period of calamity; I can’t help but want to do the same.
Time is of the essence as the Pink Moon comes to share its light. A sense of urgency is felt to find a cure, save lives, begin making every day count from here on. We all feel ghostly silence, it is palpable in our city streets and towns, once full of life. You cannot deny that whatever is growing wild in your mind right now keeps you up at night, as it does for so much of the population. However, you have to believe that there is an end: The supermoon will fade away and so will the difficult period we are living. Let’s find a way to allow hope to grow wild in our hearts so we can look to a brighter future.