Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Our own Lantern festival

When you're stranded at home and no one invites you anywhere, just have your own lantern walk at home! And since it's us, it's at 2:00 a.m.! It was probably 70 degrees today but night brought a delicious chill, and we set out on a walk under the full moon. It was beautiful out, and both girls and both dogs were full of zest, cavorting happily under the silvery light of the moon. Jing and Georgie sprinted back and forth while Lily, Matilda and I walked briskly along, relishing the quiet of the night with no traffic down on the road. The river makes an incredible shushing sound that is peaceful and lively all at once. Our own little Moon Kingdom. Everyone else tucked away in bed. Earlier the moon had glowed with a beautiful orange color, as though it wanted to appear as a lantern in honor of the Lunar New Year.

Happy Year of the Ox, my two sweet ox girls. I'm sorry I couldn't get you to any celebrations, but I'm so happy we have each other to share the year ahead.


  1. Maybe you couldn't get them to any formal celebration, but what a magical lantern festival you had! Out at 2:00 am for a walk. That's the stuff they will always remember!

  2. You are such a wonderful family!!! I wish I thought of half the things you guys do!
    Happy year of the ox!! And I bet any celebration wouldn't be half as exciting as a moonlit lantern walk at 2:00 am!