Sunrise is the instant at which the upper edge of the Sun appears above the horizon. Sunrise & sunset are, from one point of view, optical illusions. Objects appear higher in the sky than they are in reality.
Sunrise reminds us of our ephemeral life. What we decide to do with each precious capsule of time is of our own choosing. Let it not be said at the end of our day that our perceived value on earth was an optical illusion and our worth appeared to be higher than it was in reality.
Saturday, January 1, 2011
SUNRISE January 1, 2011
January 1, 2011 Sunrise 7:25 am
"Every man should be born again on the first day of January. Start with a fresh page. Take up one hole more in the buckle if necessary, or let down one, according to circumstances; but on the first of January let every man gird himself once more, with his face to the front, and take no interest in the things that were and are past." ~Henry Ward Beecher
Made it!. Going through some rather invasive Cancer treatment in the latter part of 2008, there were moments when I was confronted with deep and dark concerns about my limited future here on beautiful planet earth. Due to the miracle of this era's modern medicine and to perhaps a certain extent, the power of positive thinking, I have arrived safe and sound, baggage in hand, eyes open in wonderment over the infinite possibilities of what 2011 will bring.
"The Old Year has gone. Let the dead past bury its own dead. The New Year has taken possession of the clock of time. All hail the duties and possibilities of the coming twelve months!" ~Edward Payson Powell
May we all successfully bury the old demons, embrace (with accolades to W.E. Henley) 'whatever Gods there may be', and stay and finish strong in our most precious endeavors.