Thursday, June 6, 2019

Howling at the moon

Many moons ago, when living in the country on 5 acres, Pierini Fitness had a hot tub on the back deck that he would often submerge himself to relax at the end of a hard day.  The country nighttime fresh air, stars in the sky and the “music” of the country critters orchestra made this time enjoyable and gave him many pleasant memories.

Part of his ritual including getting out of the hot tub and wrapping a towel around his body in transition to returning to the real world.  On full moon nights, his ritual included another step that preceded the towel wrap. In his buff, he would look in the sky, stare at the moon and then howl like a wolf. 

It always made Mrs. Pierini Fitness laugh when he did this but, more importantly, it gave Pierini Fitness a middle-aged man release of any rough-around-the-edge whatever was remaining in him that hadn’t been released by hot tub time.  And, it gave him a good laugh at himself moment. 

Howling at the moon should be a great middle-aged man pastime that we should all do on a regular basis.  Believe it or not, there’s a day set aside for doing this on October 26th of each year.  Worldwide Howl at the Moon Night is a day people are encouraged to go out and howl at the moon.

Pierini Fitness has learned that, contrary to what he thought was true, wolves don’t howl at the moon.  When they howl, they’re communicating with other wolves in their pack, and do so by holding their heads up towards the sky, as if looking at the moon, so their howls can carry longer distances.

For Pierini Fitness, howling at the moon is more about releasing his middle-aged man primal feelings into the universe where they can meander and land where they’re destined and make the earth a better place for all.  Rumor has it, at least in his mind, that his howling at the moon has a benevolent impact on global warming, but this hasn’t been scientifically proven.  Therefore, it’s more of what can be described as a Pierini Fitness middle-aged man tale.

The next full moon is scheduled to appear in the sky on June 17, 2019 which is a mere 11 days from today.  Pierini Fitness invites all restless middle-aged men around the world to join him on this day in preparing for Summer 2019 hot summer nights, beginning four days later on June 21st, by going outside in our back yard, scantily dressed or in the buff, as you choose, and have a good old time howling at the moon.

Pax Domini sit semper vobiscum


Bob said...

My ritual was trying to call an owl from the back deck. I had a great horned owl call back and fly in and land on my antenna.

Pierini Fitness said...

But did you do it in your middle-aged man buff Bob? Need to do so that way to get Pierini Fitness full middle-aged man credit.

Anonymous said...

One hungry owl and Pierini does not howl so deeply anymore.