We - you, dear Reader, and I - will be exploring a new approach to this blog over the coming months. You'll still see photos I have made, still posted once a month, but the accompanying words will hopefully deliver a more universal message.
Crystal and I will be sharing poetry and writings - sometimes ours, sometimes others - that we are finding meaningful in our lives.
Here is a poem by beloved nature poet, Mary Oliver, that venerates the morning, our favorite time of day.
Why I Wake Early
Hello, sun in my face.
Hello, you who made the morning
and spread it over the fields
and into the faces of the tulips
and the nodding morning glories,
and into the windows of, even, the
miserable and the crotchety –
best preacher that ever was,
dear star, that just happens
to be where you are in the universe
to keep us from ever-darkness,
to ease us with warm touching,
to hold us in the great hands of light –
good morning, good morning, good morning.
Watch, now, how I start the day
in happiness, in kindness.