In-between the sun and moon,
I sit and watch
and make some room
for letting light and twilight mingle,
and making single glances last eternity,
a little more,
extending love beyond the doors of welcoming,
while wedding all the parted people,
even sons to violent mothers,
and searching all the others finding light
where twilight lingers,
in-between the sun and moon.
In celebration of twilight, dusk and dawn as they wait patiently for one another on this Solstice eve.
Poem: Padraig O’ Tauma
Image: Unknown (Google Images)
Each moment of the day is bathed in colors of its time. It is easy to be so busy that there is no time to notice, no time to join natures subtle transitions that make up a day.
May we awaken to the gentle light of this dawn. May we pay attention to the subtle changes in the day’s color- a blessing of creation.
The sliver moon of March has caught my attention for many years. This evening the sunset lingered past 8pm offering the promise of spring’s arrival. And so in the darkening, warm blue sky this moon appeared above the nearest mountain outside my window.
It is visible and yet the temptation to ever-so-lightly squint is hard to resist. The thin arch shaped like a half bowl seems to be waiting to receive dreams and hopes in need of assured safety. Very different from it presence in the weeks to follow – the sliver moon appears peaceful and still.
March’s showing of the moon in the early days of its cycle continues to invite my dreams and hopes, whether old or new. It is a reminder of the light my spirit reflects. In its own cycle, there are times to share this light with all of its brightness and times when its warm and muted glow offers just enough.
Thankfully creation is always near to join us on life’s journey. As companion or guide, we are surrounded by the beauty of God’s great earth. And through it we are encouraged to appreciate its gifts and emulate its inspiration.
I share with you this piece of music sung, by Anna Hernandez and Ruth Cunningham. Both gifted with the grace to share light’s inspiration.
THIS LITTLE LIGHT