The Moon puts on a little red dress and heads out to light up the night.
Slinky in scarlet and sensuous, she's flirting with the midnight stars, shaking her winter hips as she dances circles around the Storm Cloud's ineffectual minions; laughing merrily at their pathetic attempts to cover her shining beauty.
A sultry smile lights her half-shadowed face as she glides across the sparkling floor of the Mid-Winter sky.
She hasn't felt this sexy since 1648 and no one is going to ruin it for her tonight.
Sauntering up to the bar, she orders a round of Longest Nights for everyone in the Northern Hemisphere, gives a Red-Dress-on-a-Solstice-Night-shimmy and welcomes in the New Year by belting out the 12-bar-blues version of "Welcome Yule" to her waiting fans as she toasts their tenacity after a long, hard year.
The Devil may wear a blue dress, my friends, but tonight the Moon wore red.
Tanya Anguita is a photographer, writer, & performer who finds delight in the small details of life. She owns Frog Song Photography in Berkeley, California and posts to three blogs: