1/4/2021 0 Comments
Does the Daylight Astonish?
“The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell, don’t go back to sleep.”
Dawn and sunrise and daylight are among the finest teachers we may tap into.
They teach us trust, consistency and unconditional love. They show up - we never have to worry about whether or not they will happen because they always do.
They don’t moan and kvetch and say “But I am not inspired to go to that side of the planet. Those people over there aggravate my calm. I just can’t do it this time.”
Dawn and sunrise and daylight show up anyway.
They show up when people shake their fists at their presence, they don’t worry about letting down those who sit and wait with their journals and cameras waiting. They don’t feel badly about their ebb and flow because they have seasons of sorts too AND they always arrive.
Walt Whitman asked, “Does the daylight astonish?”
I turn to Walt in my heart and nod, laughing, “Yes, indeed!”
Dawn, sunrise and daylight are my role models of consistency and unconditional showing up. They might show up behind clouds or rain or turbulence because they can’t control those things. They return on time - give or take a few hours because the earth turns and tilts and they can’t control that.
They do the very best they can and I am grateful for that, in fact I know where to look to find the time of their return and usually I can also figure out if they will be blocked by weather.
The thing is, we just get so used to their presence we stop thinking much about their incredible qualities. Some people take them for granted. Good old dependable dawn, sunrise and daylight.
Let’s remember just how remarkable they are.
When Walt and I ask you, “Does the daylight astonish?” what would your response be?
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Julie Jordan Scott
is the founder and creator of 5For5BrainDump. She has been inspiring artistic rebirth since 1999.