There’s a secret moon inside the moon and many more beyond that one, all nested like Russian dolls. The problem is you have to break one to get to the next and each subsequent moon is smaller, not to mention a little more melancholy, which makes all the nights longer, naturally. And, of course, there’s always the danger of breaking all of them at once if you venture too deep. That’s why you should peel your moons carefully - like you would a hard-boiled egg over the sink - for best results.
Matthew Burnside is a writer. Twitter: @MatthewBurnsid7