Sunday, January 11, 2009

Wolf Moon

Today is a "Red Letter" Day and Feast Day for the Knights of Moleskine, Spirit and Ale...The Feast of the Wolf Moon.

The Wolf Moon is the first full moon of the New Year. It got it's name from the American Indian's because the wolves would circle their camps looking for food and howl in hunger during this time of the year.

It's a "Red Letter" Day because it is day of significance. The term "Red Letter" Day originated in the Middle Ages when the Catholic Church designated holy days in red letters. It has since been used to mark days of special significance, such as holidays, astronomical happenings, anniversaries of historic events, and days with memorable folklore attached.

So go outside tonight and howl at the full moon in hunger...hunger for meaning, inspiration and truth.

Sir Hook the Howling Wolf Man of Warrick


Sir Bowie of Greenbriar (a.k.a. David A. Kuhn) said...

Lady Suzanne and I spent some time in the great bluegrass state of Kentucky yesterday. On the way there, I put in a CD of appropriate music: Bluegrass.

One "red letter" song that stood out was a classic by Kentucky's own Sam Bush titled "Howlin at the Moon"

In part:

Take a little time for sunshine
Take a whole lot of time for love
Take time for praise and thanks
Heaven up above
Take your life as it may come
Cause before long it will be gone
Take a little time for HOWLIN' AT THE MOON!

Sir Bowie of Greenbriar

Anonymous said...

LOL I'm howlin' at the thought of Bowie Singing.. :)) ( just teasing you, cubby )

anyway..these are the long, dark, winter nights when the wolves stay silent and the Moon howls

D of O