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.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
SUNRISE - February 16, 2011
February 16, 2011 Sunrise 6:55 am
"Early rising not only gives us more life in the same number of years, but adds, likewise, to their number; and not only enables us to enjoy more of existence in the same time, but increases also the measure."- C. C. Colton
"The difference between rising at five or seven o'clock in the morning, for forty years, is supposing a man goes to bed at the same hour at night, is nearly equivalent to the addition of ten years to a man's life.- Doddridge
When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.- Marcus Aurelius