10 – Sun v2

Below the last video are links to posts about the sun by other bloggers

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I like walking on the beach. It is good for the mind, body, and soul – and refreshing on my feet.

This morning I watched the sunrise. Although far from the most brilliant I’ve seen, there is something special about watching that glowing orb sneaking over the horizon then slowly ascend into the sky.

The Sun – its light wakes us up – bringing us out of hiding with squinty eyes – temporarily blinding us when we first step outside.

The Sun – the feeling of warmth the skin can feel – those beaming rays that caress my fair skin as the soothing water washes my feet. Now that’s bliss.

The Sun – unquestionably humanity’s first symbol of light – the light that opens eyes to the world.

The Sun – a spiritual force – a sacred light for orienting temples, churches, and symbols – a light for sun gods and goddesses – the light of the solstice.

The Sun seemingly speaks too, but it doesn’t whisper for it is bold – so it shines on the face of those who face it – but one should never let the Sun set on their anger.

The Sun speaks through its unique silence – a tone that not only touches our skin, but it radiates our core – our soul – our caring heart.

The Sun – representing the positives of life – the joys and the good – the hope and the cheer – the smiles and the warm hearts.

The Sun beams rays of happiness as the steady presence everyone wants. No wonder some feel gloomy on cloudy days.

The Sun is the light representing the truth – the light making secrecy difficult to hide.

The Sun is the light for seeing the best in others.

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The Sun never sets. Its presence does not stop – just like life – so maybe sunsets signal a chance for us to rest.

The Sun is a burning love for the one you want – the one who is like the Sun for they too warm the soul – the core that is you.

The Sun is a dear friend who smiles and says, “Good Morning. Hello. You are the sunshine of life, make the best of today, and go out to make someone else’s day better.”

The Sun’s beam represents a friend whose light is a source of respect, motivation, trust, and confidence – therefore the light that raises the lucky.

I look across the water on a cloudy day and I may see several beams of light shining down from the clouds – spotlights of hope – – the positive light from a friend – messages from a loved one who has passed on to the great beyond.

The Sun is what glistens across the water on a sunny day with a streak seemingly aimed directly at me.

The Sun provides the energizing ingredient for the seed to interact with the soil and moisture to form something new and can live long and prosper

Some people want everything under the sun, others get a moment in the sun – even a place in the sun – yet the sun may set on them.

Although Japan is the Land of the Rising Sun, the Sun Belt is also a place – but not a clothing accessory. Yet, who tells time with a sundial and uses a solar calendar?

At times, the Sun makes me chuckle, but I shake my head when it accentuates the presence of dust on a floor.

Let the sunshine in while here comes the sun so I will follow the sun while walking on sunshine with sunshine superman. Soak up the sun, but don’t let the sun catch you crying because there ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone, even on the sunny side of the street.

The Sun – a profound metaphor and aspect of daily life. The Sun – one sun shared by every single one of us. The Sun – something that I like seeing in the blue sky on a nice day at the beach because I like walking on the beach. It is good for the mind, body, and soul – and refreshing on my feet.

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89 thoughts on “10 – Sun v2”

  1. I truly enjoyed reading this post about the sun – how beautifully you blended the fierce inspiration with a gentle quality to it, its irrefutable presence in our existence. The sun is a teacher to us for awakening, understanding directions, symbolically showing us how to rest and rise repeatedly – we learn these lessons at various levels of perception. It is the source of everything that comes alive and nourishes us and our planet. I loved this line – “it doesn’t whisper for it is bold – so it shines on the face of those who face it”

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    1. PD,
      “The sun is a teacher ..” Oh my – another example why I enjoy your comments. Wishing I would have come up with that brilliant idea. There was so much to say about the sun, therefore the two volumes. However, I wanted the two walks to be different. Of the two, this one is my favorite.

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  2. ‘Sneaking over the horizon’ love that phrase. It does sneak up on you doesn’t it. One moment it’s dark, then a little brightness, then hello the to the edge of the sun, and then BAM it’s fully risen and you haven’t quite grasped how much time has passed but suddenly you’re in broad daylight. I always find this feeling a little giddy. I loved this post, you’ve covered quite a lot of thought and speculation here. I have to ask, how does the sun make you chuckle?

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    1. Lenora,
      Seeing the sun slowly rise or set is astounding, It’s slow enough to savor, yet fast enough to see it. The colors of the pre-sunrise sky can be so beautiful – followed by the brilliant flow of the approaching event – and then it peeks over the horizon – priceless. Thanks for asking about the chuckles. The idea came to be because of the way it slows dust on the floor in certain places and at certain times of the day. I chuckle as I shake my head to clean the floor.

      Meanwhile, because you enjoyed this walk about the sun, did you notice it is volume 2? Well, volume 1 is one post back (#9).

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    1. Pam,
      I like you thought of the sun recharging everything it touches. So many examples of for this. Wish I would have thought of this idea. 🙂 Enjoy your day today – no rain for me today! Then again, much of the country is sunny today.

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  3. There’s something special about the sun rising or setting over water. Maybe it’s the combination of everything we need. I don’t know, but I know I’ve enjoyed seeing it she never I had the chance. Good job Frank.

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    1. Dan,
      For me, it must be the combination. But I wonder – about two inland locations. To those in the plains have the same feeling? What about the sun disappearing over the mountains, which shortens the horizon. I’m guessing it’s just a matter of perspective.

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      1. I’ve stopped and watch the sun set over land many times. The colors are often amazing. I took so many pictures (on my way to work) of the sun rising behind power lines, and yet it’s one part of my commute that I miss.


  4. I can feel the ills of world calming, disappearing. For two minutes the universe is aligned and at peace. A sandy walk on a sunlit beach is the best way to start the day. I can feel/remember standing at the edge of the water, my toes sinking into the warm sand, a sudden jolt of cold water slaps my ankles and retreats . . . ahhhhh.


  5. Sigh sigh sigh…. good to be here!!!!!
    Yamas, my friend!
    ps it’s nice listening to the music video with the ocean sounds playing at the same time. Personally though I like taking my sea sounds straight! 😉


  6. Good morning, Sunshine–I mean Frank. *smile* There is so much to say about the sun. Who knew? As always, enjoy reading your thoughts with the sun and wind and water surrounding.

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    1. Kathy,
      Good morning Kathy – well, actually Good Evening as it has taken me a while to get back to responding. Thank you so much for the kind words. I want these posts to be relaxing while stimulating brain cells. I always appreciate your presence and glad we connected!

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  7. The sun, the sun, how I love the sun. I’ve been using my photos of sunrise & sunset (and the rises and sets that haven’t quite made it) as springboards to the motivational thoughts I post on Twitter. I never know what I’m going to say, Until I find the photo. Then inspiration flows

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  8. Interesting further thoughts – and always so positive! Herons up next eh? I love herons, and as we have plenty near here, they’re always providing me with photo ops. I’m sure you’re sorted for Thursday though. In fact there’ll be a heron on my Thursday post too!

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  9. Thanks, Frank, for coming back with Part 2 of your reflections on the sun. It’s such a sustaining life-force that one post couldn’t contain all the thoughts and impressions! I’ve known folks who get seriously depressed on cloudy days; fortunately, here, even when the weather is cold, we often get sunshine in our southern exposures, and there’s nothing like curling up in a sunny window! I’m not a cat-lover, but I am a cat-appreciator, ha!

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    1. Debbie,
      So much about the sun, I’m now wondering if the comments could inspire volume 3! Yes – there are people feeling depressed without the sun. Can you imagine living in northern Alaska! Meanwhile, mentioning the sun and cats served as a reminder of one of our past cats who moved on the bed to follow the sun for his naps. 🙂

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    1. Michel,
      That it … “panaroma” … that is such a great word to describe not only this walk, but many others To me, broad thoughts help some the depth of the topic. Thank you for fine one-word descriptor.


  10. I had to laugh at the bit about the dust. Here in the Arizona part of the sun belt, we may not have regular soil, but we do have dust and if you don’t regularly mop and dust, you’ll see the dust!! We also have so many sunny days that day with clouds is rather nice, especially if they drop a bit of rain. My favorite time of day is sunrise, with all the possibilities of the day before me, everything just waking up. I like to walk then whether on the beach or elsewhere.


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    1. Janet – now you made me laugh about your dust situation – and no way Cincinnati has the dust of Arizona! Cheers to your love for sunrise. Besides, it’s much cooler at that hour! Thanks for sharing a bit of yourself.

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  11. Love the flute in that video, Frank.

    As for the sun, I think you done hit on all the propers in these two posts. It’s why there were Sun Gods, and it’s why ancient civilizations worshipped, drew inspiration and even practiced good health through its nourishing qualities. And Cat Stevens comes to mind because he wrote up a nice little ditty that I can’t help but think of when I read this. And I can’t forget the Beatles either. And really . . on and on it goes.

    Sun . . . it’s why Ernie Banks would exclaim, “Let’s Play Two!”

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    1. Marc,

      As you know, I carefully select the ending music video – so that the fact that it moved you makes me happy. Two posts on the sun, I’m sure there is plenty more to say … and Mr. Cub sure loved the game!

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  12. Oh man… I just came back during my break to see I didn’t press “Post comment”!!!

    The sun can make or break a day, can’t it? I was determined to get up and find a spot to watch it rise (I’m not in the right place, at all) but another restless night changed that plan. I did, however, go for a good hour-long walk this morning and the difference I felt when the sun came out of hiding was palpable.
    No wonder so many expressions and songs are created around it. The sun can make or break a day, can’t it? I was determined to get up and find a spot to watch it rise (I’m not in the right place, at all) but another restless night changed that plan. I did, however, go for a good hour-long walk this morning and the difference I felt when the sun came out of hiding was palpable.
    No wonder so many expressions and songs are created around it.

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    1. Dale,
      So many songs about the sun – both the actual and the metaphoric. From Here Comes the Sun to Bill Withers soulful voice singing Ain’t No Sunshine when she’s gone. Oh yes – the sun can make or break a day – especially its pick-me-up mode in your example. Glad you clicked Post Comment! 😉

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  13. Ain’t no sunshine here, Frank. The dark clouds are hanging over the lake & will for most of the winter.
    It started early last year, (late October; December is more normal) and didn’t let up until April. It usually lets up in February. Although it snowed last night, 2 days ago and for a week, it was spring weather and there was 50/50 sun.
    Still, I like the clouds. Cloudy days are great for taking pics outside.
    Lots of good cloud stuff. I saw a “Clouds” Beach Walk email, but not. I guess “Clouds” are an upcoming post.
    That sunset video is stunning!
    Lots of fun the way you tied the songs together at the end!

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    1. Resa,
      The winter gloom you described is one of the reasons we became snowbirds. So much grey and brown here. At least down there, the cloudy days are warmer!

      You mentioned the Clouds post. Yep – I accidently posted it, then took it down. It happens … but it will be Saturday’s post. (Heron is next).

      Glad you enjoyed the walk and the video. Oh yes – it has spectacular photography. Thanks for the kind words about the closing videos. I put effort in finding a good one. 🙂 Clink!

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    1. Betsy!!!
      You made 🙂 … So, I officially welcome you as a first-time beach walker here. Off to a good start here as the regulars do comment. Regarding the sun, given your location, you see much more of it than I do! Hope you make it back.

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            1. LOL …. At my peak on the old blog, I did 6 per week – and did it for multiple years … so 3 per week is a good pace for what I want. Actually did the first month at 2 per week – then went to 3 recently. Meanwhile, I know your Mom role is consuming enough, let alone your professional role. Stop by when you can.

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  14. The Sun is so necessary for life to be sustained. It is life giving!

    It was a very dark and cloudy day when one of my grandfathers passed away, however when we received the notice, I was outside and suddenly there was an opening in the clouds and all the bright sunbeams pierced the gloom. It was so uplifting to feel that the heavens were opening up to receive him. Though I was but a young girl, I am still moved when I think upon that time.

    Light, it brings hope.

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    1. Meezer,
      Life on Earth is so sun dependent. Absolutely! Maybe more than people realize.

      Thanks for sharing your personal story about the timing of clouds, sun, and personal loss. Touching – and one that others could confirm. Yes, light brings hope – and would be believe me if I told you that light is a future walk? 😉 … I’m even thinking two walks!


    1. Debra,
      LOL … thoughts for noticing the weaving together of song titles. I know I’ve done that one several other walks either already posted or ones to come. I can’t remember. But, you mentioning it made me smile. Then again and knowing your love for music, I’m not surprised it caught your attention. I too love Here Comes the Sun – and you can bet your sweet bippy that I considered it for this post.

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  15. Hi, Frank. First of all, I am sorry I just saw this! Your words and images are beautiful. And thanks, too, for the mention and pingback! I hope the sun shines on you today! Thanks for spreading it around!

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