Moonlight Serenade reminds me of growing up as a child. I still love to sit around a campfire and sing along to the campfire songs. Looking at this image, makes one feel as though you should grab some marshmallows and sing kumbaya. The image is one that echoes with the idea of camping with family and friends. I could sleep under these stars, staring up at the sky, forever. There is a beauty beyond comprehension. The calm of the night silences the stress of the day. The stars allow us to dream of what may be. When there is moonlight on the rig. We can put on pause the stress of tomorrow. Because the beauty of the night plays on. It is easy to fall into a dream-like state while gazing at this image of beauty. The Oil Rig, when all lit up, at night, has the same cheerful familiarity of a Texas, Christmas, Tree.
A silent night, like this, inspires a serenade of old favorite Christmas songs as well, bringing the promise of happiness and gifts to come. In Texas, this Christmas Tree has a gift of a booming economy. Midlander’s live under the tree of an oil field that breeds productivity. This tree may be dressed with lights, but it is also dressed with the work of the men and women who fuel its energy. In West Texas, there is not just one “Santa Claus”, but a slew of companies who build the industry and the many “elves” they employ. The citizens of many West, Texas, small, towns reap the benefits every day rather than once a year. This image, Moonlight Serenade, combines the warmth of camping on a warm summer night with moonlight on the rig and the excitement of the bright Texas Christmas Tree.