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as morning comes

December 4, 2012
‘If you have ever had occasion to be out early in the morning before the dawn breaks, you will have noticed that the darkest time of night is immediately before the dawn.  If you had never been to the world and never known what a day was, you couldn’t possibly imagine how the darkness breaks, how the mystery and color of a new day arrive. The first fingers of light appear on the horizon, and ever so deftly and gradually, they pull the mantle of darkness away from the world.  Quietly before you is the mystery of a new dawn, the new day.

                                                        John O’Donohue





this morning i went out at six o’clock to feed the horses,

marveling at how utterly dark the sky was.

the wind that whipped wildly during the night had calmed,

leaving in its wake a warm and peaceful darkness

that belies the date on the calendar.

coming inside, i brewed a pot of coffee

and carried a large mug to the couch, burrowing into the sheepskin

to enjoy the quiet, peaceful coming of morning.

 slowly the horizon brightened,

followed by bands of color streaking across the sky.

it lasted only moments,

but it was glorious.

when it was light enough to read without aid of a lamp,

i opened a copy of john o’donohue’s anam cara 

and began to read the passage above, struck by the perfect match

between his words and the daybreak i had just experienced.

such moments of synchronicity are so inspiring.

later in the morning, as i sat at my computer,

i found the same passage at the beginning of an

inspirational daily email

from this special lady.

my first thought was

“oh!  now i can’t use this in my blog post,

as it will feel akin to plagiarism.”

then i smiled as i realized that it was a gift,

another sign of vibrating in harmony with something greater.

i chose to accept that gift,

and share it now with you.

life is good.


5 Comments leave one →
  1. December 4, 2012 6:37 am

    fortunately, i am a “night” person, so i see the dawn break many days of the week.

    thank you for these sweet photos: you certainly captured the magic of a new dawn and a new day breaking forth.

    • sassysistersink permalink*
      December 4, 2012 3:48 pm

      i see more daybreaks now that i regularly get outside before dawn.
      its such a beautiful way to start the day!

  2. December 11, 2012 8:53 pm

    I love how the world works like that. It’s one of the most wondrous, magical things in life, and one of those I treasure the most.

  3. December 17, 2012 12:28 am

    The colors in the third and fourth images are like something from the tropics!!! AMAZING!!! And, I have to tell you, I love that you view those soul-similarities as harmonious blessings. Most don’t.

    • sassysistersink permalink*
      December 17, 2012 2:16 am

      thank you dear friend.
      the sky colors here leave me breathless most days, either morning or evening.
      as for harmonious blessings, i have been blessed with a windfall of them recently.
      i will share them with you.

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