20 Jul
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Not Just Tonight

In honor of today’s 50th anniversary of our landing on the moon and in appreciation for my father, whose work in developing an equation to describe orbital ellipses was used in the guidance and control systems of the Apollo 11 space craft (he was — literally — a rocket scientist), I offer this haiku by Ihara Saikaku:

Villages may lack
sea bream or flowers
but they all have
tonight’s moon.


I’m proud of you, Dad.

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