I felt miserable. I am not sure what was worse: an underlying headache, watering eyes, the stuffed up head, or the constant coughing up of junk from my nasal passages. I managed to locate some food and toss it in the microwave then retreat to the front porch to eat. I got as far as two forks of food before noticing the pale moon showing itself between maple branches and leaves. So, as with other sketch opportunities that are unexpected and maybe even a little inconvenient, I figured I would not feel any worse if I sketched and would probably be better for it.
Moon position: 15 degrees above SSE horizon
Sun position: below the mountain ridge but still a Â½ hour before twilight
Sky: orange blue (typical hazy air before sunset)
Time period: 15 minutes starting at 7:50 local EDT
The â€œSecondâ€ Interrupted Dinner
I was not half way through the sketch when I recalled a dinner at the house of Simon the Leper, where a lady slipped into a room full of men, who had reclined to eat. She dramatically interrupted the scene as she slipped beside Jesus Christ and broke an alabaster jar of perfume over his head. The dramatic interruption was followed with the harsh rebukes from the indignant men. Jesus corrected them and declared the act in its proper light: a preparation for his burial, but also declared that the act of the woman would be told in memory of her wherever the good news of the Kingdom of God was preached. For Jesus, the interruption became the purpose of the meal. And so, interruptions in the hand of God take can often take on a different light. I should pay attention to interruptions.
Reference: Mark 14:1-9