Special thanks to Lisa for providing the photos. Lisa is in the USA and I encourage readers to visit her photography blog Peace of Life Today. Lisa owns the copyright on her photos.
I dedicate this walk to my readers because these are their words from two previous walks about the Sun that I transformed into this walk. Thank you for sharing your wisdom with me. You are my sunshine.
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I like walking on the beach. It is good for the mind, body, and soul – and refreshing on my feet.
The sky is home to two bright lights. Each has a purpose, power, and mystique. Some are attracted to the brightest one, others to the one with a special glow.
During sunrise, the world is calm. For two minutes, the universe seems aligned and at peace while the Sun delivers a fresh and renewed look of a new day. Seeing sunrise always puts me in a good mood because it marks a beginning. But, seeing the sunrise over water – especially the ocean – is extra special.
I was determined to get up and find a spot to watch it rise. One moment I was in the dark, then a little light, then hello to the edge of the Sun sneaking over the horizon, and then BAM – it is now fully risen. I didn’t grasp how much time passed, but suddenly I was in broad daylight, which made me feel a little giddy.
With the Sun risen, it is time to deliver light to our part of the world. The Sun is so much about life. It’s hard to imagine life without it because the Sun is the foundation. With such a vital role in life, no wonder some religions and cultures equate the Sun and a god. No wonder why people have worshipped it, drew inspiration from it, and even practiced good health through its nourishing qualities.
I know that in the larger universe, our sun is not very special – but it certainly is to us. Not only does the Sun give us life, the Sun is the reason for life on Earth. Every single person on our planet shares the same sun, so that’s something we have in common with each other.
The Sun – the shining cosmos at the center of life. The Sun – the fierce inspiration with a gentle quality to it. The Sun – the irrefutable presence in our existence. The Sun – a teacher to us for awakening, directions, and understanding. The Sun – a symbol showing us how to rest and rise.
The Sun – the ultimate Swiss Army knife as it does absolutely everything, and it does it so well. I remember being in awe of the Sun as a little boy, and how it simply moved away from us at night before returning every morning.
The Sun – the provider of light that warms our skin, allows us to see color, and calms our heart and psyche. The Sun – a mood enhancer triggering the release of serotonin and endorphins.
The Sun – a source of inspiration for photographers, poets, painters, and for baseball great Ernie Banks wanting to play two. From Here Comes the Sun to Bill Withers soulful voice singing Ain’t No Sunshine when she’s gone, the Sun can make or break a day – especially its pick-me-up mode. No wonder a walk on the beach feels so good!
The Sun is everywhere, even when it’s not. It is the source of everything that comes alive and nourishes us and our planet. The Sun – the light of certainty. We all need a little more sunshine in our lives these days, so let the Sun be the light for seeing the best in others.
The Sun, the Sun, how I love the Sun as it inspires me. I use my sunrise and sunset photos as springboards to the motivational thoughts. I never know what I’m going to say until I find the photo – then inspiration flows.
On dreary days, many dearly love to see its rays peeking out of the clouds. Even those who enjoy a rainy day miss the Sun because it is the energizing force that recharges everything it touches – including my heart.
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. I’m not overly fond of endings, but the beauty of a sunset may be just signaling that it is taking a rest, and will be back to rise again tomorrow.
Sunrise, Sunset, There’s something special about the Sun rising or setting over water. Maybe it’s the combination of everything we need. No wonder why I like walking on the beach and that it is good for the mind, body, and soul – and refreshing on my feet.
See what other bloggers have written about sun
- Sun Knows (a poem)
- Gratitude and the Sun (an essay)
- Space Art: Saturn and the distant sun (digital art)
- Midnight Sun (a short essay)
- Anistubh: The Sun in a Dark Universe (a poem)
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