The September full moon has been rising in the eastern sky for days, tracking slowly across the sky, and still present in the west pre-dawn. Wildlife are more active in moonlight if the dog’s barking is a measure of activity. She goes outside after dark to bark at something, returns to the house for a few minutes, then insists on chasing the foe only she hears, over and over. I admire her determination to protect the house and yard.
Like wildlife, I’m often awake far into the night during a full moon, and when I finally slumber, my sleep is restless. I often feel completely relaxed and ready to sleep early morning. This wonderful rest is interrupted by the alarm Monday through Friday. I wonder what retirement will do for my sleep cycle. Will I be able to stay awake later and sleep later regularly, or only during a full moon?