Western Faces in the Moon

At some point during my childhood, I read that Chinese people don’t see a man in the moon, like we do. They see a teacup.

And for decades now, I’ve been trying to teacup that moon man’s face.

nuns
Two upside-down nuns…

I figured I could do it, since I see upside-down nuns in the metal part of the seatbelt that fits into the seatbelt slot (assuming it isn’t the type with two tabs that become Siamese cat ears),

But it just won’t go. All I see are two eyes, a nose, and a mouth facing left.

Where is the teacup? Is China far enough away to see different patterns in the moon?

If I’m ever in China, I hope the moon will be full because it will remind me of being a tiny child contemplating the universe.

Chances are, I’ll see a face again… looking leftward, smirking about teacups that would open other dimensions if I could only see them.

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2 thoughts on “Western Faces in the Moon”

    1. What and awesome chart–it cleared up so much!

      You never know where you picked up ideas as a little kid, but I swear I remember hearing that Chinese kids saw teapots in the moon. Spent my while life wondering about it and now it turns out it was a bunny stirring a cauldron all along, lol…

      NOW I can see it! 🙂

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