12 Nov To the moon and back ..
Extremely cliché, right?
But why the moon? Why not the sun? Why not some planet such as Pluto or Mars? Actually, apparently Pluto got demoted and is now considered a dwarf planet, but that is beside the point…
The phrase “to the moon and back” basically means more than anything or more than anything else. The notion is using the distance from the Earth to the Moon and the return trip (or 477,710) as a measure or unit or quantum of (say) love. In short, a lot.
I guess I just do not understand why it is that specific distance. The moon is, on average, 238,855 miles away. So technically people are saying they love you 477,710 miles (the distance to the moon and back).
In terms of a car, it is not really. A car gets an average of 12,000 miles a year. Saying someone loves you 477,710 miles is like saying someone loves you for 40 years. That is not a very strong guarantee.
If you are twenty years old and post an Instagram photo saying “I love you to the moon and back” I assume you are expecting not to love that person when you are sixty. (evil laugh detected)
A simple “I love you” is so saturated? People need that extra embellishment to express their true feelings. They need the extra pizzazz that everyone else is using. But if everyone else is using it, does it really mean anything? What is the declaration worth?
I love you to the moon and back
The next time you start to type or say a phrase “I love you to the moon and back“, think about what it really means.
Share on how you express your love to that special someone. I would say “Darling, I love you to the kitchen and back”. Hihi