My Lunar Affliction

For quite some time I have referred to my self as a ‘lunatic’.

It’s fitting.  I love the Moon, its lunar and I’m eccentric – you know, unconventional, and slightly strange – and, at the end of the day, “lunatic” seems to be fit for purpose.

Yesterday, however, I discovered there is (perhaps) a word for my lunar affliction, and I use the word ‘affliction’ loosely because this state of being, or state of mind, does not cause me any pain whatsoever.  And the word is:


The internet is full of memes that will tell you what a ‘selenophile’ is, and although I couldn’t find this word’s meaning in a (reputable) online dictionary, I did find the following:

Selen (or seleno): the Moon

-phile (or philo): loving, or lover of

So I’m guessing, in combining the two, Selenophile could mean Lover of the Moon in much the same way that Selenology is the scientific study of the physical features of the Moon, and that a scientist who studies the physical features of the Moon is called a Selenologist.

Whether Selenophile is or isn’t a ‘real’ word – I’ll take it, but while I’m on this subject, I am also an Astrophile.

This photo was taken July 20, 2018

I love this photo and, must say,

when I see the Moon in the daytime sky,

it just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside 💜

o o

This is my next entry in my Blue Moon Squares as part of Becky’s ‘Blue’ Square in July photo challenge.

Author: Clare

Ever-expanding one star at a time, my cosmos is a galaxy of thoughts and creativity where you can find poetry, short stories, photography and so much more.

10 thoughts

  1. Brilliant shot, and a fascinating tale to accompany it always. You would have loved the Lunar Club in Birmingham in the 19th century . . a group of individuals who only met up on a full moon as that was the only night they knew they could still see their way home after an evening of long chats!

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