I am so grateful to see all these beautiful photos. When I saw the moon here in Chennai yesterday, it was cloudy. And since the full moon was not visible, I had a conversation with the moon, asking, “Why are you not showing me your face?” After some time passed, the moon did emerge and was glowing through the clouds.
The next day, when I viewed this gallery of the waxing Gurupurnima moon, each photo was so unique and beautiful. Then suddenly, I saw the same moon I had seen through the clouds yesterday; I was awestruck. I felt so happy. It was as if the moon had told me, “These are all my various beautiful faces to be experienced around the world.”