August 31 is one of those rare times to get all the things done that only happen ‘once in a blue moon’ otherwise you will just need to leave them for the next one, which won’t be until 31 July 2015.
Something unplanned occurred between the two events. One night, about a week ago, there was a half-moon in the sky and I could clearly see the ‘face’ of the moon, so I snapped a few pictures and posted one, ‘Man in the Moon’, on 28 August 2012 without giving it much thought. Then one of my followers (The Last Song I Heard…) pointed out that it was a nice tribute to Neil Armstrong, who had died on 25 August 2012. I actually felt bad that I hadn’t thought of that, but again I didn’t give it much thought.
A few days ago as I was reading a tribute piece to Neil Armstrong I got to thinking about the connection. Mr. Armstrong died a couple days before that post, but I wasn’t sure when I took the picture. I looked on my computer and discovered I had taken the picture at 2145 local time, which would be 1315 Eastern time, on 25 August 2012, the same day he died! I was immediately struck by the coincidence of me clearly noticing the face in the moon on the same day Mr. Armstrong had died. It turns out I took that picture about two hours before his death.
I find coincidences like that fascinating…
Rest in Peace Mr. Armstrong & thank you for your selfless service.
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