Tag Archives: Sunshine

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Sun Rises, Sun Sets

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Sun rises, sun sets, bookends each day… Continue reading

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Summer And Sailing and Light

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Summer this year means sailing, exploring, observing… Continue reading

Sunrise, Sunset – Playing in the Digital World

Margaret Mair, Sunrise/Sunset, Digital Image

Margaret Mair, Sunrise/Sunset, Digital Image

The holidays are just past. They’re a time for playing, so I spent some time playing with one of my toys – a digital drawing program on my phone. Creating shapes and playing with color are a pleasure, and when even the act of creating is pure play then creating can only be pure pleasure – and the process more important than the results.

And then I played with words:

Sunrise, sunset,
rolling over
night to day to night.
beginnings, endings,
renewings –
smile hello, wave goodbye,
cry hello again…
 

It’s all endings and beginnings, and life flows on in between.

Last year ended with storms of wind and snow and icy rain. This year is starting with winds that toss the waters and sing in the window cracks, making cold into bitter cold. Old year, new year, the days come and go in much the same way, and weather doesn’t care much for our attempts to corral and predict it with dates and times and seasons. It has its own cycles.

And so do we – wake and sleep, give and receive, work and play, birth and death. Each part of the cycle has its place.

So let us not neglect play, an activity ripe with possibilities and full of joy and discovery. For life, like weather, doesn’t care much for our attempts to corral and predict. As John  Lennon said, “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans…”

Wonder what life will bring this New Year?

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Sunshine Paintings, 9 – Foggy Sunrise

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The rising sun lights the fog with colour; later in the day these colours go back into hiding, melting into the grey… Continue reading

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Sunshine Paintings, 8 – Island in the Sun

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We emerge into life as an island emerges from the sea… Continue reading

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Sunshine Paintings, 7 – Is-land of Man

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We are drawn to wild and beautiful places – and driven to establish control of what we find. Continue reading

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Sunshine Paintings, 6 – We Are Islands

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We are islands in the stream of life, separate yet together… Continue reading