Night sky, nowadays, is full of amazing things. To paraphrase Pogo, I have seen the planets, and they is us.
An the moon is definitely us, little mortals that we are, and especially us MSers.
astronomical definition, it still falls under what we have ourselves have experienced under the umbrella of "sometimes this sh-t happens."
But think about how it got there; during the early years of the ride around the sun, a chunk of primordial earth-goo broke off from the earth, wandered off into orbit, formed a hard shell like all its sibling rocky planets have, became (basically) spherical. It didn't luck out with oceans and all that stuff the earth had, but it does have its uses.
We only see half(it) of it; the back side, as Pink Floyd famously sings, is known as the dark side of the moon. Yeah, our devices have enabled us to remotely "see" it, but us and our little human eyes aren't so lucky.
What we do see, though, changes every day. And its tumultuous beginning aside, it gifts us every day--the tides on our little oceans keep the life all over this planet well, alive. Which is cool in its own way.
But what it was, is no more. It is completely different from anything anyone might have imagined, had they seen precisely how it began. And yet, after changing completely from what it was when it started, it gifts us constantly; the tides, its beautiful night-time light, even the amazing sights of solar eclipses.
Look at the moon tonight, and see yourself. Hammered, ripped apart, pockmarked by what things get thrown at it, and yet it gifts us.
Sounds familiar, doesn't it?
Just like, you know, life.