The Sun and Moon

The sun and the moon were at equal space in the horizon this morning. Star crossed lovers.

There is an old African folktale told by the Efik people of Nigeria that says the sun and moon were once best friends on earth. Sometimes husband and wife. But the sun invited the earth’s water to his home. The water surged, bringing all the sea creatures and flooding the sun’s home. The sun and moon escaped into the sky where they remain to this day.

The 2020 pandemic has forced us all into isolation. I feel like I am the moon and all my friends and family are the sun. We can see one another but its not time to be together. We’ve all been flooded by the world’s water.