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.
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 ⋅ –