I don’t keep a Chinese lunar calendar but tonight my brother wrote from Beijing that they can’t see the moon for the pollution and wished me better luck. It is my good fortune that I can see the moon; the forecast is for a cloudy night but the sky was clear as I looked up and there it was, bright and clear. So for my brother and everyone else who can’t see the moon tonight – here it is from Sydney, Australia.
The mid-autumn festival is a time for harvest and thanks-giving for the Chinese and traditionally the family would gather and celebrate. When one is alone one can still look at the moon and know that loved ones are seeing the same moon, unless they live in Beijing.
Happy Moon Festival!