In a perfect example of the disorganized organization in my life, I found this video clip in my post "drafts" folder tonight while deleting one-after-another draft ideas that may have appealed in a past moment but no longer struck me as anything so worth writing about that I should keep them in the growing list in that folder.
This one was saved in drafts under the title Cosmo's Moon. It is a beautiful clip from Moonstruck, which I wrote about in my recent Movie Lines I Love series. The post is HERE and this post will serve as a postscript (don't you love the use of the word "postscript" here?), one I hope that Holly of earth to holly will find (see Holly's comments and my reply following my post about the film). Not that this clip contains the quote...it does not, but it is the same full moon that another character in the film called "Cosmo's moon."
The full moon of last week is no longer, and what moon there is has been slipping in and out from behind clouds each evening when I take Abby and Bonbon outside before bed. Tonight, no moon. So as Abby and I walked in the dark across the front lawn, and some other movement on the side of the house set off the automatic spotlight, we stood frozen like two deer in headlights.......which is interesting specifically because the spotlight on the side of the house made two giant deer silhouette shadows against the fence! Their heads jerked and their ears perked (I could see all that in the defined shadow outlines) and I had a sudden fear that if they bolted in sudden fear they could come running around the corner of the house and run straight into Abby or me or both of us. So I whisper-ordered Abby to "come" and she was confused because she had not yet done her business over by the blue spruce, so she planted her feet sturdily into the grass and would not budge until I pulled hard on the leash. We got up the stairs and into the house without disturbing the deer, who continued to gorge themselves on cracked sunflower seeds in the feeder in the bush beneath our kitchen window. And, thus, a mystery was solved. Those cracked sunflower seeds have been disappearing daily from the feeder that usually only needs to be refilled twice a week. As Michael said, that is some awfully expensive deer chow!