Each time we talk on the phone the conversation
becomes mundane. You think everything is better
in the west. According to you, sunrises are brighter,
sunsets more flamboyant, skies more blue.
And just last night, we even had an argument over
the moon! You should see the moon tonight, it’s so
bright and clear, was how it started. I said that from
my vantage point the moon was so bright I almost
needed shades and that it was crystal clear. Well,
you said, it’s sitting above the mountains, offering a
spectacular view. I said my moon seemed to be
balancing right on top of a downtown skyscraper and
that was what I called a view! And so the conversation
went, ending in yet another fight. After we hung up
the phone I looked up at the moon and couldn’t help
laughing. Arguing over the moon, how idiotic!
I think I even saw the Man in the Moon laughing.
© Betty Bleen