Today is Moon Day.
There’s so much to say about the moon–new moon, blue moon, blood moon, Good Night Moon, so much–but I always think of that very early movie, Georges Méliès’s A Trip to the Moon, and this picture:
The picture above is from the same movie, colorized. According to Wikipedia, “the film follows a group of astronomers who travel to the Moon in a cannon-propelled capsule, explore the Moon’s surface, escape from an underground group of Selenites (lunar inhabitants), and return to Earth with a captive Selenite.” So your basic human invade-and-exploit-the-natives story.
For me, no thanks on going to the moon. I’ll just stay. down here and admire how gorgeous it is. Also, not made of green cheese, but probably full of NASA trash by now. Because humans.