Sunday Morning

The Sun’s rays shimmered through the needles of the tall pine tree overhead, and the grass glistened with dew as Joshua walked through the meadow, deep in thought. Sunday morning was quiet in Auburn. No noisy traffic broke the peaceful silence of the Sabbath rest. Sunday should be that way everywhere so people could give their wearied souls a rest from the nerve-shattering noise of their workdays. The quiet of nature is God’s tranquilizer.

— Joseph F. Girzone, from “Joshua: A Parable for Today” (Macmillan Publishing Company, 1983)


Notes:

  • Joshua, a Parable for Today” was a gift to me from our virtual blogging friend Ray Visotski. Ray’s Blog can be found at Mitigating Chaos. Ray, I’m grateful for the gift (which will stay with me) and for the friendship. (BTW, to tie into this quote, I looked for a pine tree and could not find one, and the grass was glistening but not with dew but with ice – and the meadow will have to be replaced with Long Island Sound and the Atlantic – – but the tranquilizer was all there.)
  • Photo: DK, Cove Island Park this morning @ 7:28 a.m.

Comments

  1. Mario D'Amore says:

    So remarkably said, I am deep in thought being reminded of how wonderful it is to be alive and experience all that was said

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  2. ah, it is –

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  3. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    I woke up late today … to this: “The quiet of nature is God’s tranquilizer.” – Joseph F. Girzone, from “Joshua: A Parable for Today” (Macmillan Publishing Company, 1983).

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  4. Amen. (And a lovely shot.)

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  5. So-o that’s why you venture out each predawn–to experience that peace, and the greeting of the light!

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  6. What is this bright light you seem to be plagued with so often? Is that what’s above our thick gray cloud blanket? I miss sunny days like that.

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  7. This – “The quiet of nature is God’s tranquilizer.”

    Yes.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. “The quiet of nature is God’s tranquilizer” Beautiful !

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