Thursday, September 19, 2019

Briefly Gorgeous

 I watched the sun rise yesterday.  It happens around 7 am these days.
 For a short while, it was a neon scar in the cloud bank above the Wikwemikong penninsuala.
I was reminded of the novel I read last month where the author talked about the sunset and compared it to a human life.
"relative to the history of our planet,
an individual life is so short,
a blink of an eye - 
so gorgeous, even from the day you're born to the day you die,
be gorgeous only briefly....
the sun sinking in a few crushed minutes,
it changes the way things are seen, including ourselves -  
sunset, like survival,
exists only on the verge of its own disappearing.
To be gorgeous, you must first be seen..."  Ocean Vuong
 A sunrise is also briefly gorgeous, but more hopefuly so than a sunset.
 A sunrise promises an entire day ahead.
 Later that day, I started a new stitch project.
 Clear and simple.  Black and white.
and this morning, I continue.  

12 comments:

  1. (((Judy))) the glory of dawn always inspires as does your quiet stitching

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  2. Whenever I see a sunset or a sunrise, I think about that little wedge of time carves it's way around the whole planet.

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  3. to gaze upon water ... to see the open sky ... such gifts

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    1. You are so correct Liz. I realize every day how lucky I am, and how much I am fed as a human by the water and the sky....both of them changing by the hour. xo

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  4. briefly gorgeous about sums things up.

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  5. Oh Judy, these sunrise pictures are such a heart blessing. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Those windows of opportunity can be so brief! Reminded of setting up a telescope so our jr hi kids (they came to school early for it) could watch the transit of Venus (was living in Germany). I'm not a pro with the telescope and we had to aim in a short window of opportunity at a paper (no looking directly at the sun) but we managed to see it, take a couple of pictures and then the sun moved into a cloud bank. It was one of the best science days my colleague and I had!

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    1. that's a beautiful story, thank you xo

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  7. It must be so inspiring living on the Island, Judy - one day I will come there and take a ride around the whole thing and watch the water and the sun and sky. I live in a hay field with a wetland across the road... not much to see. Climate change is killing off so many trees here.
    Loved every bit of this post...
    bethany

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Thank you for taking the time to connect. Much appreciated.xx