THE HIDDEN FACE OF THINGS
What makes the moon more beautiful is knowing that it has a hidden face that we are forced to imagine. It has always been in the distance, unreachable, with no apparent practical use. That has provided inspiration and longing for sailors, the absent-minded and others who wander and ramble.
It is the everyday what we trust to know without hesitation, that which has concrete utility, that seems to hide nothing from us. It goes unnoticed most of the time even though we interact with it every day.
It is the mysterious that is difficult for us to classify, that which has facets that are not clearly seen. This refers to just about everything inaccessible to reason and therefore can seem risky, exciting or scary, and arouse curiosity or rejection.
When something mysterious is also beautiful, a great force of attraction is created. A doubt appears with which we want to live. If, in addition, this beauty and mystery reside in common objects, we will realize that a new world has unfolded. The moon is beautiful and mysterious, but we see it every day, which means that this mystery is related to our way of being in the world and it enriches our lives. That is why the moon lends itself so much to dreams and poetry.