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Lunar Things (including a fun hop!)

I’m excited to be participating in this Lunar Love giveaway! It’s my first and I got hooked because it’s about: paranormal, supernatural, science fiction or space travel element or a book that has something to do with the moon…” Coolness! If you’ve been here before you know I LOVE science fiction, particularly if there’s a little romance added.

When I was a little girl (a long time ago in a state far, far away), the moon was distant and mysterious–particularly the dark side of the moon. I’m trying to remember if I thought it was cheese. It was a REALLY long time ago, but I got curious, wondering where that notion started and found this on Wikipedia:

“The Moon is made of green cheese” is a statement referring to a fanciful belief that the Moon is composed of cheese. In its original formulation as a proverb and metaphor for credulity with roots in fable, this refers to the perception of a simpleton who sees a reflection of the Moon in water and mistakes it for a round cheese wheel. It is widespread as a folkloric motif among many of the world’s cultures, and the notion has also found its way into both children’s folklore and into modern popular culture.

The phrase”green cheese” in this proverb simply refers to a young cheese though modern people may interpret the color reference literally.
There was never an actual historical popular belief that the moon is made of green cheese. Indeed, it was typically used as an example of extreme credulity.

It also made a great hook for cartoons, something that has endured despite actual, moon visits:



During my Google search on this topic of the moon, I ran across this graphic:

It does pay to keep your sense of humor when considering things lunar. It’s called “moon madness” for a reason! 🙂


I could not do a blog post about the moon without including video of the origianl moon landing:



Now that we know what’s on the dark side of the moon (that  no aliens live there), do you find the moon less mysterious? 


I will confess I don’t. When I spot the moon through the trees or see it hanging in a clear sky, it sweeps me back to my childhood when it was safe to sleep out on the front lawn. There is nothing quite like laying on your back in cool, sweet grass and looking at a golden moon hanging in a dark sky. 

So, how do you feel about the moon or things lunar? Do you feel the love? Have a story or book to share? Leave a comment and be entered to win a digital edition of The Key. 


About The Key:

When Sara Donovan joins Project Enterprise she finds out that what doesn’t kill her makes her stronger…

 An Air Force pilot – the best of the best to be assigned to this mission – Sara isn’t afraid to travel far beyond the Milky Way on an assignment that takes her into a galaxy torn apart by a long and bitter warfare between the Dusan and the Gadi.

A mysterious, hidden city on the planet brings Sara closer to the answers she seeks – about her baffling abilities and her mother’s past. She has no idea she’s being pulled into the same danger her mother fled – the key to a secret left behind by a lost civilization, the Garradians.


Giveaway runs from March 7- 14th. One comment/entry per person. To check out the rest of the Lunar Hop, click here

perilously,
Pauline

You can find out more about Pauline and her books at www.paulinebjones.com