Saturday, September 1, 2012

Spartan Moon

A full moon, the second one of August and thus a blue moon, rose over Spartan Stadium last night. Most football fans were engrossed in the game with Boise State and probably noticed the small soft orb for only a minute.

Clouds drifted by and blocked the moon. The new giant video screen and the glaring stadium lights almost blocked sight of the moon.

But celestial objects have an eternalness that football lacks. By the end of the game as the Spartan Marching Band played the last strains of Michigan State's hymn-like alma mater, the full moon gloriously took to the sky in all its silvery, autumnal wonder. It was a night to remember.

Oh yes, Michigan State won the game.

Copyright 2012
Wanda Hayes Eichler

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