“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.” Gautama Buddha
Weekly Photo Challenge: Sun... Before the rainstorm that never came.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Sun... an idyllic moment on the Hudson River
Weekly Photo Challenge: Sun... Here comes the sun...
The Beatles – Here Comes The Sun
“Every morning in Africa, a Gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a Lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest Gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn’t matter whether you are a Lion or a Gazelle… when the sun comes up, you’d better be running.” Anon
The sun and I have crossed paths before … for a photo challenge. We met at sunset. It was pretty demanding, and failed attempts lay everywhere. I love the sun; even worship at her doorstep. But, I am yet to capture her essence, her sultry, shimmering presence, her spherical form in all its glory. Until I do so, please accept what you see here as a sampling of the Sun…
“See how nature – trees, flowers, grass – grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence…we need silence to be able to touch souls.” Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Weekly Photo Challenge: Sun... Even the ducks were silent at the sight of the rising sun...
Weekly Photo Challenge: Sun... Suspend all thoughts. Look closely. I'm the squirrel in the shot.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Sun... Just chillin'
Weekly Photo Challenge: Sun... Yes, I am the sun not the moon... in the afternoon
I’ve always loved the name Sunny. However, ironically, all the Sunny’s I know are either very moody or quite dead. The sun is a powerful opponent. Yet, the rays of the sun shine equally on all below her without prejudice… May we find that equanimity towards our fellow men/women. More below!
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“The world goes up and the world goes down, the sunshine follows the rain; and yesterday’s sneer and yesterday’s frown can never come over again.” Charles Kingsley
Life Storms: Dreaming of Rain... and more
I have wonderful memories of cavorting in the rain as a child. Whenever the sky turned gray, and the trees seemed to stir in anticipation, my friends and I would gather under the awning of our home and wait for the first pittar-patter sounds of the rain to fall. And then, like eager little bees heading for nectar in a flower, we’d run into the downpour; laughing and dancing as the rain thundered down on our little heads. We got sopping wet, alright, but who cared? We were having fun in the rain and our daily fears and cares were washed away in that swift deluge of cold rainwater…
I don’t know when the carefree ways we enjoyed the falling rain disappeared… Do you? All I remember is waking up one day and avoiding the rain. Was it adulthood and all the storms that come with being a responsible adult that drove my love for dancing in the rain away? What I do know is that, even in the village, the adults avoided the rain. It was good for the crops, it showered us with blessings and an abundance of fish and food stuff, and even as I recall, when a good man died in the village, we knew the gods shed a tear because it would rain.
So why do we, as adults, no longer sing and dance in the rain? If it’s good for a joyful Hollywood movie, it must be good for us; a way to break our rigid patterns and do something refreshingly childlike for a change. Perhaps, like in the movies, for once we can be guileless and free; we’ll connect with that creative impulse that children often have. We’ll be childlike not childish… Who knows what we’ll find? Like Tyler Perry said, “Don’t let your dreams lose their color.” Would you like to join me and dance in the rain? Just one more time…. and then we can go sit under the warmth of the blazing sun. What does the rain mean to you? And the sun?
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