The moon is full tonight & according to Dorothy Morrison, April is the Hare Moon--a time for the celebration of earthly fecundity, for planting seeds, for initiating projects. Romance is abundant in the ether... As an interesting side note, Hans Bierdermann claims the hare is a "lunar animal...because the dark patches on the moon suggest leaping hares" (164). I have never thought the maria looked much like pawprints, but I like this image. I do! Giant Bunnies on the Moon! Sounds like a children's book, doesn't it?
What dreams does the full moon bring? Last night I dreamt I observed the performance of a head-ectomy (I'm sure there's a better term for it, probably something that uses Latin) in an operating theater. Men draped in white separated a woman's head from her body & the body was wheeled away on a gurney & I found myself wondering which part of her they were trying to save & which part might be disposed of as "medical waste."
Yes, I'm still fixated on dismemberment, although this one was surgical, as opposed to accidental.
Surgeon: "By cutting off something, something needs to be healed" (my head, apparently). "Being saved in times of distress" (I'll take a pass on the head removal, thanks.) & (last but oh! not least) "Authority; often the male hero" (can a get a hell no?)
Also: "According to Freud, the head is symbol of masculinity." Say what, Siggy?
What I do find interesting here is the image of a woman's body as a site being acted upon by male agents. ((Here is where I exercise some profound restraint & avoid writing a dream analysis based on feminist theory because it would probably bore you to death although maybe it wouldn't.))
How I Plan to Celebrate the Hare Moon
1.) Roasted Pear & Arugula Salad, Lemon-Herb Risotto
2.) Coloring Mandalas
3.) Pondering the Tattoo I Will Never Get Because Let's Face It, I Don't Like Pain
4.) Zombies & Rabbits OR Zombie Rabbits
5.) Something To Do with Onions
6.) Refusing to Speak to Anyone Who Does Not Curry My Favor with Dark Chocolate & Excessive Bowing & Scraping
p.s. Do not attempt to curry my favor with curry. I don't like it.