OK, so I think I got it wrong yesterday. The moon wasn’t chasing Orion to stop him from chasing Mars, having had his way with Venus; she was chasing Mars to batter seven bales of whatever out of him herself, having overtaken Orion, and continuing on full tilt.
Hopefully tomorrow will be clear enough to see how this saga develops.
This leads me on to one of my recurring themes; what to write about. I’ve realised that I now practically nothing about the mythology surrounding the constellations. That would be something quite simple to research and write about on a recurring basis that I can dip in to whenever I wish.
I had a friend, actually he was only one of two people (not family) whom I would call true friends. The first one I lost at school, when his family emigrated to the USA. The second when he died about 17 years ago now. Yes, he was too young to go, but he did. I would never forget him. One of the last gifts he gave me was a small blue box, called the box of stars. it contains 32 cards, each showing a different constellation, star charts of the northern and Southern Hemispheres and a book describing some of the mythology of the constellations.
I think I may dip in to this occasionally and explore a bit of the night sky.