Moon could see herself only in the sea. As it came to pass they spied each other only twice, sunrise and twilight.
How could he find her? One day he did and this was the beginning of the world. They met and married at evening and in the morning four children stirred.
were the four directions. The first was South. Her song was water,
the ocean lapping on every shore. The second was East. He rivaled
the sun in light. The third was West. She welcomed her mother in
her heart. The fourth and last was North, out of the myriad gleaming
souls from Heaven's peak to the far horizon.
And all the world watched her procession from star to star, soul to soul, human animal plant, blessing born and unborn of Heaven and Earth.
March 24, 1996