THE HOPE OF DAWN AND DUSK – GLIMMER – Marilyn Armstrong #Writephoto

A Hope for Dawn and Dusk – Glimmer:
Marilyn Armstrong #writephoto

It could be the first light of the sun creeping over the horizon or the last rays of light as the sun sets below the horizon. It’s impossible to know. I always wondered if there was any way to tell the difference between dawn and dusk and the answer turned out to be “no” — not really.

I have seen sunrises so brilliant that they came through the window and the room in which I lay seemed to be on fire … and I’ve seen the setting of the burning orb over a bay that set the entire sky alight — 365 degrees of solar magnificence.

And yet, for all that, my favorite times are the soft rising and setting of the sun. The glimmering. A quiet rising and a gentle departure. Soft blues, golds, and pinks — the beginning and end of an ordinary day.

There has been so much craziness in our world. A peaceful start and close to the sun’s passage seems a good choice.

I am trying to find some peace in a world that seems at war with itself and certainly at war with me. I cannot fix it. The best I can do is find a bubble of quiet and hope greater powers than mine grab hold of the world and tenderly bring it back.

This continent on which I live — the northern end of the “new” world — was and still is magnificent. We have great mountains and prairies and lakes the size of small oceans. Giant rivers where the salmon have run for centuries and if we allow it, will continue for centuries more.

I’m not much on prayer. I have no idea where prayers go or if anything or anyone hears them … but for those spirits who might be listening, I offer a humble hope to hold fast to this beautiful planet.

May our better selves emerge to save us from our own savagery.



Categories: climate change, Photography, Sunrise, Sunset

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17 replies

  1. I’m not a prayer too. But I join you in your hope.

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  2. As prayers go, this is both beautiful and moving, Marilyn.

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  3. Some wonderful photography. Now the days are getting shorter I have a better chance to see the dawn

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  4. I think the only way to tell sunset from sunrise is by the vistas on the horizon — if they are to the east, it’s sunrise; to the west, sunset.

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    • I usually know because if it’s dawn, it’s very EARLY and I had to convince this old bag of bones to get out of bed at 4:30 in the morning, but in the evening, I’m usually awake. I mean when you look at a picture you didn’t take. If I took it, I am generally pretty clear on the time. If someone else took it, unless there’s a specific thing that shows direction, there isn’t any way to know.

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    • Sunrise used to be part of my regular working day. Now, it’s just a memory.

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