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    The Making of a Fable
    This article is by S. Yurvati.

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    Okay, so we all know the moon isn’t really made of cheese—which really bummed me out as girl born in Wisconsin. However, it’s the most transcendent of all heavenly bodies and certainly offers copious sources of fanciful fodder for an author.

    Ancient cultures and mythology typically portray the moon as mystical and capable of influence over Earth. The moon is also generally portrayed as feminine, which makes perfect sense considering the attributes listed above. Lovers consider the full moon romantic; after all it offers soft luminescence to an otherwise dark night (and what woman doesn’t appreciate flattering lighting?). And those flickering stars frame the moon like twinkle lights, and who doesn’t enjoy a little bling mixed in with romance? Preferably on the left hand, please.

    Not so many years past, the moon became a tempting dessert to the hungry ambitions of scientists, meteorologists, and engineers—exploration soon became fruition. When Astronauts ventured into space they haughtily assumed proprietorship and planted a flag, which might indicate we are a pompous and rude bunch. Neil Armstrong’s words became infamous, as he proudly declared, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

    Sadly those ‘small steps’ into space exploration left a ‘giant’ carbon footprint. The moon’s surface was left littered with everything...
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