Crooked moon is what my daughter F calls a crescent moon.
Art by Nabila
One day, about 2 years ago now, we were walking at dusk and talking about all sorts of things. Very important things. Like why the dandelions turn fluffy, why we need to bring 2 poopy bags when we walk the dog, why she can't pick every flower she sees from other people's front yards...good 2 year old stuff! We were almost back home and she looked up in the sky and got very excited! She shouted "Mama, Mama, look! It's a crooked moon!" That is what she saw. To her the crescent moon looked crooked. I just smiled and said "You're right, it sure does!". I thought it was so cute! At that moment she was both a big girl: noticing the sky and moon above her and still so small: calling it crooked, because that is what popped into her open mind.
I believe she came up with "crooked" since we had just been reading a lovely book by Elsa Beskow called The Sun Egg. There's a little old gnome in it called Crooked Root. Of course the next questions were all about how/why the moon got crooked and full. Instead of getting all scientific and wordy I simply explained it as a sort of peek-a-boo game the moon plays with the great big sun! She liked that idea very much indeed.
So to this day we call it a crooked moon.
When thinking about what to call my herbal remedies I like to share (and eventually have in an etsy shop!) Crooked Moon Apothecary seemed perfect. I like to follow the moon cycles when creating herbal remedies...I'll go more into that in a later post. If you want to hang a piece of art in your house that also happens to be a great way to follow the cycles of the moon...check out The Original Lunar Phase Calendar. We've had them up for 2 years now and we refer to it often.
So, how did you choose your blog name?