Saturday, October 25, 2008

October Sunrise




I've been going through a period that I can only (and profoundly) call the "Blahs". I dont know if it's the aforementioned underlying stress of the economy, politics, etc. I can't put my finger on it. I felt like I slogged through the week - went through the motions with little joy or motivation. Yesterday was going to be a busy day and I tried to face it one step at a time and not get anxious about anything because I knew it wasn't worth it. I had to leave early to get bagels for work. This is a responsibility I take seriously because I know how much the teachers look forward to Friday morning breakfast. One time I got a speeding ticket less than a mile from work because I was in such a rush.

ANYWAY! This is what I saw when I left early yesterday. An answer to my prayers in a way I never would have imagined. I can't see the sunrise from my house - only in leaving early on a bagel quest. I had to take these photos from the moving car - but wow.
In the heavens he has pitched a tent for the sun which is like a bridegroom coming forth from his pavilion, like a champion rejoicing to run his course. It rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other, nothing is hidden from its heat. Psalm 19:5-6


7 comments:

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

I'm glad you received the gift of such beauty. Those photos are anything but blah!

QuakerDave said...

Mrs. Agitator and I headed for Cape May, New Jersey, a couple weeks ago when a case of the mutual balhs smacked us both pretty hard.

A couple hours on a sunny beach with your sweety can work wonders.

We all just have to keep holding on to what is important. REALLY important.

FranIAm said...

Oh Diane- when I read this post and see the photos this phrase comes to mind (I use it a lot) - there is no accounting for grace.

Oh those blahs - but then the sunrise or whatever it may be that switches something.

bonnie said...

A beautiful morning sky is an inspiration and a gift and what timing for you! I get blah (fatigue) with the change of seasons. I'm hoping you move through it quickly. It's no fun.

Kristin said...

Thanks for sharing this... I've been in the blah mode too.

Kristin said...

Thanks for sharing this... I've been in the blah mode too.

Kathiesbirds said...

I hate it when I have those days, those dragging days when my spirit and body say, "Are you kidding?" Glad the sky threw some colors at you. Glad you noticed! I love that passage from the Psalms. I have not read it in a long time. It fits perfectly!