Some neuroscientists are trying to prove that our reality is a co-constructed illusion powered by the electrical signals of our brain as information is relayed via our senses. The ways that we perceive the world is a large part of this illusion. Our vision is one of the easiest senses to fool, as evidenced by the myriad of visual tricks we can use to hide things (or even people!) in plaint sight: e.g. the invisible gorilla illusion. Please enjoy the following poem on how we perceive the moon from an earthbound view.
Larger than life one moment, fleeting in many days’ breath
Where does this cosmic entity disappear to, if not death?
Bathing us sometimes with ethereal light,
It’s fullness, and blueness a sight of surreal delight
Waves always under its thrall
Even when it seems to be with us, not at all
We think our long sight and humankind’s vision has unlocked its secrets
But what about the dark, unseen side of the moon?