Tonight there’s a new moon in the sky, a tiny sliver of light, just a whisper of itself, perched above Venus.
I showed Myowndaughter the moon. This is a hobby of ours.
She looked intently for several seconds.
Then she took a few steps forward, toward the moon, as if it were right across the street.
The moon’s completing circumference could be seen in shadow.
Big! Daddy!
Yes, it is big.
Yes. It’s bigger than our house!
She studies it a few seconds longer.
‘Neenex, Daddy. ‘Neenex.
You want a Kleenex? … To wipe away the dark part?
Yes, Daddy.