|Starry Night, van Gogh|
This week the sky provided us with wondrous things to observe. Sunday was this year’s “Supermoon” which is the first full moon when the moon is at its closest point to earth. It was accompanied by the Perseid Meteor Shower which occurs every year around this time when the earth’s path crosses the debris left by the comet Swift-Tuttle.
Man has always been intrigued by the sky and its mysteries and has tried to explain the phenomena in the sky with careful observation and reasoned hypotheses. This week I would like continue the series on Cherokee Fables with the Cherokee story “What the Stars are Like” as recorded by James Mooney in the late 1800’s . . .