Monday Morning Wake-Up Call


Like when you squeeze lemon into black tea
and the black tea starts brightening all over.
Her fatigue was gradually brightening.
Without any fatigue whatsoever, incidentally.
The way a firefly lights up.
Since she was no longer tired,
she’d get up and get dressed.
It was time to start.

~ Clarice Lispector, “The Imitation of the Rose.” The Complete Stories

Photo: Fireflies by m hamajima via Mostly Japan



  1. Reblogged this on Carrie's Bench and commented:
    To be whole… energized and ready to shine with celestial light. In a world so dark. Pray for renewal that a newfound energy might spread this light to the darkest corners.

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  2. My “little light is shining,” but not quite as brightly as these. Waiting for my fist cuppa to kick in. 😀 Happy Monday!

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  3. and the sun burst through her window…

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  4. Maybe with a little residual fatigue?

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  5. I’ll have what she’s having. I’m tired. 🙂

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  6. Amazing photo…I am reading all of your Clarice Lispector, shares! 🙂

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