December 20 sunrise 016

The moon does not fight.

It attacks no one.

It does not worry.

It does not try to crush others.

It keeps to its course,

but by its very nature,

it gently influences.

What other body

could pull an entire ocean from shore to shore?

The moon is faithful to its nature

and its power is never diminished.

Deng Ming-Dao

Photo by Woodland Gnome 2014