I love that word waning. When referring to the moon, I have to pause and think about the meanings of waxing and waning.
Scott went to medical school in New York City. He remembers that the the emergency rooms there were much busier on the nights when there was a full moon. From Live Science website: "The moon holds a mystical place in the history of human culture, so it's no wonder that many myths — from werewolves to induced lunacy to epileptic seizures to increased births — have built up regarding its supposed effects on us.
"It must be a full moon," is a phrase heard whenever crazy things happen and is said by researchers to be muttered commonly by late-night cops, psychiatry staff and emergency room personnel. (Statistical studies have debunked the myth.)
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"Tell me what you feel
when the full moon is shining upon you
and your lamp is dying out,
and I will tell you how old you are,
and I shall know if you are happy."
Henri Frederic Amiel