"A new Moon is essentially the opposite of a full Moon. During a full Moon, we see the side of the Moon that is being illuminated by the Sun, giving the Moon its bright, glowing appearance. During a new Moon, however, we see the side of the Moon that is not being illuminated by the Sun, which makes the Moon blend in with the dark night sky."
Ta da...I am the dark side of the moon. The new moon is also the giver of new beginnings. I know this because today, I went one of my favorite shops, Wonders of the World. I was looking at these beautiful necklaces. You look up your birthdate and it tells you what phase the moon is in and which necklace is meant for you.
New beginnings is something I can go along with. I've started over many times. I've never reinvented myself. I like to think I've evolved, but I still screw up and am granted new beginnings. All-the-time. Everything old becomes new again as they say. I learned much about myself in the matter of minutes. Too bad I didn't buy the necklace.
You know, it's kind of like when I take the quiz on Facebook, what kind of sandwich are you? Don't you dare judge me, the only reason I played is because you did first. I had to re-take the test because it gave me the same answer as you. THEN, I had to redo it again because I didn't like the answer.
I feel we've all learned something about ourselves here today. No need to thank me, just gift me with the new moon necklace.
The next time I saw an Egyptian pyramid laying on it's side was in the 80's on the Las Vegas strip. How can I explain how the Luxor was lying on it's side? I'll let Fergie tell you, "The Grey Goose got your girl feeling loose Now I'm wishing that I didn't wear these shoes."
I'm pretty sure I wasn't drinking Grey Goose, but the house drinks in the clear plastic cups you get free wh gambling. How many can you drink in a night? Well, enough to make a pyramid lay down. See everything old, is new again.
Of course I'm older now and know better. The real story behind the Horizon is this. There's an entrance where sea and sky meet hidden from the naked eye. A whole world exists behind the hidden door.
Allow me to introduce you to some of it's inhabitants.
Meet Allegra Van Der Zee.
I know what you're thinking, she's a spoiled rich girl with nothing better to do, or she's a gold digger. A hustler? Ut uh, no way Jose, your wrong Donkey Kong. She is a hustler, but not how you think.
Allegra was a resourceful young girl, and knew how she wanted to make her way in this world, and it wasn't by manual labor. As my friend, Billie used to say, "Isn't Manuel Labor the president of Cuba?" Why work hard for your money, when you can make your money work hard for you? She heard this on an infomercial for some product she never purchased.
She never started a lemonade stand, but she did invest in other children's refreshment business. She hired them to work the booth then procured the suppliesin many different ways, then she took a cut from the daily earnings.
The same with car washes, bake sales, etc. No money came out of her pocket, but she took a cut from all the trades she kicked off. The workers liked it. The clients were happy. Voila!
An entrepreneur is born.
When she became a teenager, she was quite the savvy business woman. One day a month she would hear from 10 other teenagers. She listened to their crazy business ideas. The riskier the better. She listened to her gut to choose which venture to take on and it always paid off. By 21 she was independently wealthy and in the top ten of the Horizon's richest people.
Back to the Seascape Supper Club. The richest bachelors and married men flirt with her and offer to buy drinks for just a moment in her company. Sometimes it was business, most time it was pleasure. Sometimes, she indulges them, but only for possible venture opportunities.
She wasn't interested in them romantically. You see her heart belonged to the barback, Brodie McGuillicuddy. He didn't have a clue.
However, in secret she longed for Dante Mahem, lead singer of Horizon's hottest rock band, The Pyramids. Rumor has it he hung out at the supper club after a show years ago. Allegra was waiting till he returned. She just knew if they met and their eyes locked they would never look at another again. She really believed this.
You're probably thinking how does a smart, resourceful, shrewd woman believe this? Nicht. Nah. Nope. Heck NO! This notion comes from the experience of her mother, Esmerelda Van Der Zee. You see back in the day she was infatuated, obsessed, and consumed with thoughts of Dan Marino from the Miami Dolphins.
Wouldn't you know it, she ran into him at a restaurant on an island 55 miles east of the Horizon. They had a torrid love affair. No, Allegra isn't his daughter. Turns out there rendezvous was only meant to be a weekend in paradise.
So, you see Allegra held out hope, because it could happen. She wasn't plagued with this thought by any means, but it was always there in the back of her mind, just in case. In the meantime, she would dance at night and wheel and deal by day.
Life is good at the Seascape Supper Club because they have a hero in Clementine Beaumont.
(Is it becoming clear why my husband and I never could agree on girls names when I was pregnant? That's why we were given a boy.)
Clementine is polite and insists you be the same. She dresses modestly with Peter Pan collars, wears Estee Lauder perfume ( a nod to her gran who gifted her a bottle when she was ten.), sensible shoes and always carries a clipboard.
Not only does she carry out her duties as hostess, she's the guardian angel of first dates. If she notices a man, or woman talking rudely to the waitstaff, she morphs from mild mannered restaurant employee, to Super-Red-Flag-Noticer-Of-A-First-Date-That-The-Other-Half-Doesn't-Notice-Because-They-Really-Really-Want-It-To-Work-Out-Hero.
Yes, she has a cape.
There's a special room for first dates, it's kind of a secret, but not really. There's a special menu for this room. It's where people who don't trust their judgements dine. They know they just have to show up and let Clementine be the judge.
I know what you are thinking. You think what a fantastic idea, right? Yes! I can finally say what you are thinking is correct-a -mundo. You did it!
And guess what? This part of the club was financed by Allegra Van Der Zee.
Clementine has been invited to many weddings as a result of her expertise, and once she was called for a ride home from jail. You see, Dante Mayhem showed up there with a starlet one night and Allegra lost her shit.
Till next time.