"Think you can't change the world? Too late, you already have. It was changed for the better the minute you were born. There are more people than you can imagine who will never be the same because they came in contact with you, if only for a fleeting moment." ~Gail Purcell

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Full Moon Mania

The full moon for January is today (Saturday); the "Wolf Moon".
Have you been feeling a bit weird? A bit "antsy"?

Some people and even some scientists believe that the moon does affect people's behavior. 
The very word "lunatic" is from the Latin word for moon, luna.

 I know that we always blame the school kids' crazy behavior on the full moon
(and they have been a  bit loud, jumpy,and hyper this week).

"Everything from increases in violent crime and psychotic behavior to stock market fluctuations has been blamed on the effects of the fully illuminated moon. In 19th-century England, lawyers used the "guilty by reason of the full moon" defense to claim that their "lunatic" clients could not be held accountable for acting under the moon's influence."
"Despite these many assertions, scientists who have investigated the matter have come up empty-handed. University of Sydney researchers found no link to the moon's cycle in two separate studies, one of violent or aggressive behavior, the other of dog bites that required human hospitalization."

And yet, 81 percent of mental health professionals, according to a University of New Orleans study, still believe that lunar cycles affect human behavior!

I know I believe...... otherwise, how do I explain my cravings for this?

" Every one is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody."
Mark Twain

From It's a Wonderful Life:
George Bailey: "What is it you want, Mary? What do you want? You want the moon? Just say the word and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down. Hey. That's a pretty good idea. I'll give you the moon, Mary."


  1. That is my most favorite show in the world. I have to watch it every Chirstmas11

  2. just thought you might like to see a photo of the full moon taken by my friend in Alaska. She's a fantabulous photographer and this photo is awesome.


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