I found great comfort in seeing this full moon.

Not only for its beauty, or how it lit up the night sky.

Not only for how it brought the family all into the girls' bedroom after we already said our goodnights.

But for how it seemed to punctuate the air at the end of the sentence, “oooooh, now I get it” as if it were the dot on the exclamation point.

That’s why we had a rough weekend together!

And so I smiled, as all 4 of us did, at the site of the moon. 

 © Houseman 2013