Monday, September 8, 2014

Sarah and Amaan

My wake-up dreamed was about the first draft of "Sarah and Alexander" dictated to me by a boy in spirit named Alexander - December 1989. It's the scene where Sarah and Alexander reunite in a cave at the place where the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers meet. In that version of the story, Sarah arrives there with Amaan, an Iraqi/British archaeologist she meets while taking a Masters Program in Archaeology in Boston. They meet after Amaan's white Persian cat walks into Sarah's garden apartment through her French doors. Sarah follows the cat back to Amaan's apartment. They quickly discover they are in the same program, and forge a friendship.

Months later, their discovery of an ancient map with a drawing of Sarah's amulet carved into a mountain, send them on a harrowing journey to find out more. For Sarah this would be a connection to Alexander and their shared destiny. It had been 15 years since Sarah and Alexander met, when he gave her the amulet and she gave him her grandfather's broken pocket watch which starting ticking as he magically held it. Alexander promised to keep time until they were reunited at the end.

... After a lengthy search ... Sarah and Amaan are unable to find the mountain with the carving. Sarah intuitively stands at the place where the rivers meet, holding her amulet which emits a beacon of light across the murky water .... A UFO covered in debris slowly rises and emits a similar beacon into the mountains. As the UFO descends into the water, Sarah and Amaan climb to the place it guided. There they brush away a protective covering of scrubs and discover a stone door with a pattern matching Sarah's amulet which she uses as a key allowing the door to slowly pivot open ... They cautiously enter.

Once inside, the door closes behind them as an unknown source of energy lights a large stone room. Stonewalls are heavily inscribed with the journey of humanity until that point in time. In the center they find two stone sarcophagi, each inscribed with the amulet, and an alter in the middle that holds a book about the future of humanity and its return to light ... enter Alexander to explain ....

The metaphors here are endless ... but the story isn't. It has an ending. As I woke up thoughts of Isis/ISIS entered my mind as part of the ending of the story.

A 1989 sketch of the amulet

The test tube DNA was later omitted from the final design ...

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As Sarah and Alexander spiraled out of the hologram, it collapsed until nothing remained. As they reflected on their journey through time, the pocket watch disappeared along with the amulet, and the music box ceased to play. And so it was written. Fade to Black.

September 8, 2014

Chinese Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

  Chinese Mid-Autumn Moon Festival   Google Videos

Interesting Facts About the Chinese Mooncake Holiday   IB Times - September 7, 2014

The Mid-Autumn Moon in Classic Chinese Poetry (Part 1)   Epoch Times - September 7, 2014

The Mid-Autumn Moon in Classic Chinese Poetry (Part 2)   Epoch Times - September 7, 2014

Super Moon vs. Micro Moon   NASA - September 8, 2014

What is so super about tomorrow's supermoon? Tomorrow, a full moon will occur that appears slightly larger and brighter than usual. The reason is that the Moon's fully illuminated phase occurs within a short time from perigee - when the Moon is its closest to the Earth in its elliptical orbit. Although the precise conditions that define a supermoon vary, given one definition, tomorrow's will be the third supermoon of the year -- and the third consecutive month that a supermoon occurs. One reason supermoons are popular is because they are so easy to see -- just go outside and sunset and watch an impressive full moon rise! Since perigee actually occurs today, tonight's sunset moonrise should also be impressive. Pictured above, a supermoon from 2012 is compared to a micromoon -- when a full Moon occurs near the furthest part of the Moon's orbit -- so that it appears smaller and dimmer than usual. Given many definitions, at least one supermoon occurs each year, with the next being 2015 August 30.

Full Moon Silhouettes   NASA - September 7, 2014

Have you ever watched the Moon rise? The slow rise of a nearly full moon over a clear horizon can be an impressive sight. One impressive moonrise was imaged in early 2013 over Mount Victoria Lookout in Wellington, New Zealand. With detailed planning, an industrious astrophotographer placed a camera about two kilometers away and pointed it across the lookout to where the Moon would surely soon be making its nightly debut. The above single shot sequence is unedited and shown in real time -- it is not a time lapse. People on Mount Victoria Lookout can be seen in silhouette themselves admiring the dawn of Earth's largest satellite. Seeing a moonrise yourself is not difficult: it happens every day, although only half the time at night. Each day the Moon rises about fifty minutes later than the previous day, with a full moon always rising at sunset. A good time to see a moonrise will occur at sunset on Tuesday as the Moon's relative closeness to Earth during a full phase -- called a supermoon -- will cause it to appear slightly larger and brighter than usual.