I have read that among some cultures it is a bit of a competition to find the moon.  It is a thing to seek after and share that you spotted it first; the moon renewing its cycle.  By the time the new cycle is spotted, it will have spent some time hidden from us all.  And before that, hidden from most of us who are not mad enough to be looking at the sky before dawn.  I imagine to myself that long ago it was probably a habit of most of us to try and find the moon.  It should be on its way back now.  It should be on its usual steady and ageless plod through the heavens. It is now be starting to reveal itself to us again if we care to look for it.

waxing crescent moon by Glass_House