It was strange to see two moons in the sky. To some, it was beautiful. A kind of comfort, like a familiar pair of eyes watching out for them. Other people reacted differently. Some believed it was a sign of something terrible about to happen. Two worlds about to collide. A battle of good versus evil. Right versus wrong. Realistic versus fantasy. The duality of man.
I stood there, unsure what to do with myself or what direction to go. I was paralyzed with indecision, but this wasn’t the first time. In fact, this happened every night. That night was different. Something forced me to look back to the sky again. I took a chance. I looked at the two moons. I studied them. I listened to the words that they spoke to me. It’s a good thing that I did.
I looked back to the sky. Both moons were still there, taunting me, forcing me to look deep inside for the answers. I looked away, unable to finish the task set out before me. I couldn’t do it.
I didn’t know what to think. The questions raced through my mind. “Why were there two moons in the sky? Was this the first time that it had happened? Was this the last time it would happen? Why tonight? What does it all mean?” I began to question everything. Nothing made sense anymore.
This time, the two moons slowly started to morph into each other. Now, there was only one moon in the sky. It seemed bigger, brighter, and more in focus than usual. I smiled, sighed, and started to relax. The uncertainty was over. It all made sense now. My eyes could see!
That was the only time I ever saw two moons in the sky. I will never forget that night. I often think about that experience, what it made me feel, what it made me think, and what it made me do. Whenever I look to the sky, I wonder how many moons are actually up there. I like to believe that everyone has their own moon in the sky. You can’t see anyone else’s moon, and they can’t see yours. But, the moons are all up there, guiding the way amongst the stars. Look to the moon and trust it will brighten the path along your journey.
A short story by Jason S. Sullivan, 07-06-19