Nothing like the Sun

Did you see the lunar eclipse last night? I stepped out of my place about every 15 minutes or so to watch the show. When I was out there I wondered how many other people throughout the ages watched the moon darken with awe, as I was doing. Watching the Earth’s shadow slowly make its way across the lunar surface, I could understand how ancient peoples might start freaking out during such an event. I was also reminded of “Sister Moon,” the title song from Sting’s excellent album, …Nothing Like The Sun (who actually lifted that line from Shakespeare’s My Mistress’ Eyes sonnet).

My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the Sun.
My hunger for her explains everything I’ve done.
To howl at the moon the whole night through,
And they really don’t care if I do.
I’d go out of my mind, but for you.

I didn’t have enough ambition to mess around with my camera and tripod during last night’s -5 F temperatures, but you can see images of the eclipse from

One comment on “Nothing like the Sun

  1. Hi Jonathan,

    I see that you are listening to Nada Surf, one of my favorite bands! I think that you would really enjoy a CD I got for Christmas. It’s a band called Coconut Records, a one-man project by the actor Jason Schwartzman. He has a myspace ( which has some of the songs from the CD. See you later!


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