Saturday, November 10, 2007

People, Look East

I'm geographically challenged - that is I can get lost coming out of a restroom, walking hotel hallways or often, finding the car in the parking lot. But there are two times a day that I know what's what. The sun rises in the east and sets in the west. Isn't that nice, I get to start the day knowing where I am. And what's even better, I can see the sun rise from our bed. The windows in the picture are our bedroom windows and we have our bed facing east, the right side of the picture. It's an awesome sight to see the blazing orange light up the treetops and then shades of pink and mauve quickly follow. It's an invitation from our maker to rise and see what wonderful things are in store for us today. And since our world is round, we can have the added joy to know that sunrises and sunsets are happening all day and all night. In the fifties or sixties a movie came out, The Fiddler on the Roof, and it had an excellent song that I used to know by heart, "Sunrise, sunset, sunrise, sunset, swiftly go the days....." It told of time going by so quickly and it seems that the older one gets, the faster that time goes. Or is it just that we slow down and it only seems faster? I don't know but when I saw the pictures of Michaela, our soon to be twelve year old granddaughter, in a dress and high heels and going to a dance, it hit me that the third generation of our family is on that march toward adulthood and independence. What an amazing feeling!

1 comment:

Bernie said...

Thank God for Son rises!