Monday Morning Wake-Up Call


Notes:

  • Daybreak. August 31, 2020. 5:59 to 6:08 am. 60° F. Humidity 70%. Wind: 6 mph. Gusts: 7 mph. Cloud Cover: 32%. The Cove, Stamford, CT
  • Inspired (again) by Helen Macdonald: “I kept trying to find the right words to describe certain experiences and failing. My secular lexicon didn’t capture what they were like. You’ve probably had such experiences yourself – times in which the world stutters, turns and fills with unexpected meaning. When rapturousness claims a moment and transfigures it. The deep hush before an oncoming storm; the clapping of wings as a flock of doves rises to wheel against low sun; a briar stem in the sun glittering with blades of hoarfrost. Love, beauty, mystery. Epiphanies, I suppose. Occasions of grace. — Helen Macdonald, Vesper Flights (Grove Press, August 25, 2020)

Comments

  1. “There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope.”
    – Bernard Williams

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    • Yes!

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    • I kept trying to find the right words to describe certain experiences and failing. My secular lexicon didn’t capture what they were like. You’ve probably had such experiences yourself – times in which the world stutters, turns and fills with unexpected meaning. When rapturousness claims a moment and transfigures it. The deep hush before an oncoming storm; the clapping of wings as a flock of doves rises to wheel against low sun; a briar stem in the sun glittering with blades of hoarfrost. Love, beauty, mystery. Epiphanies, I suppose. Occasions of grace.

      — Helen Macdonald, Vesper Flights (Grove Press, August 25, 2020)

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  2. Wow!

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  3. Bright and full of hope

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  4. Yes … there are moments like these beyond words. Thank you for sharing the glorious dawn with us Dave 💛

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  5. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Monday monday daybreak … ” The deep hush before an oncoming storm; the clapping of wings as a flock of doves rises to wheel against low sun; a briar stem in the sun glittering with blades of hoarfrost. Love, beauty, mystery. Epiphanies, I suppose. Occasions of grace.” — Helen Macdonald, Vesper Flights (Grove Press, August 25, 2020).

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  6. ❤️🧡💛

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  7. Perfect images for Helen Macdonald’s words. There are days when we have none but are overwhelmed with feeling it.

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  8. Majestic and marvelous, David! Cher xo

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  9. Love the colour. Mornings can be so beautiful – quiet and fresh – brings us hope each day that it will be a good one..

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  10. Here, the word epiphany is rightfully placed. Sometimes I wonder just how much this expression has had a wander since its humble beginning. It used to be used only for the bibical ‘visit of the mages’ on January 6th – and now everybody uses it for having a moment of clarity, enlightment, wonder, a sudden realisation, etc…. The language freak in me is delighted to find so many references and I agree that your photos of the sunrise, combined with those marvellous words of prose, rank pretty high on my list of LIKES.
    Have a great week!

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  11. So happy that you where there to experience such a gift and to share it with us…Glorious way to greet the day!

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  12. Absolutely spectacular…and when I arrive late to your post, I love reading the interplay you have with your friends – it’s almost as warming as the feelings your photos evoke.

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  13. wow – that is a great sunrise. how could you have a bad day after it starts like that?

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  14. I’ll just say thank you for sharing because no words can describe what this makes me feel .The closest I come to is DIVINE .I try to welcome the Sun everyday .I feel that moment is complete in itself nothing else is needed.

    “The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
    Don’t go back to sleep.

    You must ask for what you really want.
    Don’t go back to sleep.

    People are going back and forth across the doorsill
    where the two worlds touch.

    The door is round and open.
    Don’t go back to sleep.”
    RUMI

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  15. Awesome. Stunning.

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