Saturday, 15 August 2009

Sunrise arise

I have just returned from a topsy-turvy two weeks. Nothing exciting - yet. A humongous cold for days. I dragged myself out of bed, just to fall back into it. The past few days was spent racing to catch back the week I needed to make up for and how.

So much time away makes me feel like the roadrunner with a to-do list. Chasing me is the wolf of schedules and consciousness. I somehow feel guilty having a cold, then drift away from that, as all time is precious. I am here, better - and there is no gift like the present. I hope you have been well. Please take your vitamins. Thank you for the kind emails, it is lovely to be thought of and remembered.

If you ever need a breather in a week which is crazy hectic, I recommend Belgian chocolate cake and mp3's of a comedian/poet - my current favourite is American and once called himself the "Dark Poet" - ironic as his thoughts exhaled enlightenment. I then recommend you put those away as they can be far too distracting.

Above you see a beautiful hinted sunrise I captured in a defiant blur against my cold. Missing the day against the drawn curtains, I nearly climbed over my roof, camera in hand, wearing pyjamas (thank God: neighbours/sleeping) and snapped these few delicious pink hazes.

The night before I was woken up by my own girly cough to find a light bellowing through my curtains like the beam of a lighthouse. Thinking someone was missing the point of night, I inched toward the window to discover no jokester with a searchlight inviting Batman or aliens but... the moon. How beautiful. How incredibly unexpected and welcoming. I forgot myself and the chilly night and just had to reach for my camera and take her picture.

It mesmerises me how I can look up and somewhere on that sphere is a human footprint. Likely Neil's, untouched by time or weather as of course, there is no atmosphere up there. But there is down here, and there is time, reaching to us, calling, reminding all how the sun sets and rises and we have to pursue our destiny or waste the breathing day. Your shared words on "Love Letters" touched me deeply. I love you all, you feel that. Those who don't ... read back.

Have a beautiful Sunday and every day.




Micki said...

I would have loved to see that sunsrise with you.

Dustjacket Attic said...

That is so great, love it.

Do you read my mind, corsets are tomorrow's posts! I had to read it again to make sure I hadn't missread your comment!

Purple Flowers said...

The pink sky is so very majestic, and I LOVE the she moon. It looks like a piece of lace is slightly covering her.
I love the thoughts in you post - lovely and truthful.

Renee said...

Woot woot your back. Yahoo.

I am crazy of the picture of the moon. Oh my God.

Love you.

Renee xoxo

Laurel said...

Oh I have missed you so so much. I am sorry you were so sick . I imagined you were on holiday:) silly self centered me should have followed up:) and checked up on my wonderful Clarity.
I love this post. Such magical imagery. You excel at spreading Gods beauty and love with your words and your camera. Love you Darling Girl.

French Fancy said...

I hope you feel back to normal soon - great photo of the moon; I never have the camera to hand really,

Nora Johnson said...

What a wonderful photo - so atmospheric! How talented you are!

Hope your cold's getting better & you're having a great weekend!


btw many thanks for the lovely comment over at my place!

Shell said...

Glad your feeling better. I love the picture of the moon you took. Belgian chocolate cake sounds delish!

Elisa Day said...

I love the images of the moon!

OceanDreams said...

Oh goodness that sunrise is breathtaking and the full moon is just gorgeous! Your words are always so poetic, you know how to touch a soul! :)

Deidra said...

It's so nice to have you back! I'm glad you're feeling better, and so grateful for the bursts of joy you experienced and shared so freely here with us!

Be blessed!

Heavenly Housewife said...

Your description of seeing the moon at night reminds me of a scene from the movie Moonstruck. Great pictures. I'm glad to hear you are feeling better :)

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

So happy to visit and find you feeling better. Summer colds are a bane to human existence! Colds should always happen in winter. If at all.

Yes, we loved the moon last week. Edward watched it at the window and the owls were heard in the shadows.

Cheryl Lynn said...

Oh, I'm so glad you're feeling better! Your photos are absolutely beautiful! Thank you for your wonderful comments. I'm happy to be able to inspire the inspiration which is you. Have a good day, my dear.

Anonymous said...

I hope that you feel better. And please start back slowly. It's always tempting to start back up again to soon, but it's important to give your body time to recover.

Anika said...

Wow, what beautiful pictures...absolutely love the clarity in the blurriness...if that makes sense.

Have a great week :)

Hello Lindello said...

Beautiful moon. i love looking at the moon when i cant sleep. its so comforting.

ps. i left a link about the bwca on my blog for you :)

Willow said...

Welcome back! When you are sick you don't realize how poorly you felt until you feel better and you think, "Oh! I don't feel absolutely, horribly yucky anymore."

Sunrises are lovely, but that moon! A siren call to dancing in her moonlight!

butterfly said...

I love seeing the world in moments when they might go unnoticed...that sunrise is beautiful :)

Cafe Fashionista said...

I quite love the way you wrote this. To be completely honest, I think it would have been fun to have a slumber party of sorts. We could all walk up uber early in our fancy pajamas and watch the sunrise together!

I hope that you're feeling better - you osund as if you were truly miserable. Thoguh I'm sure the Belgian Chocolate worked it's magic on you! :)

By the way, thank you for your sweeter than sweet comment - you quite made my day! :)

Jeanne said...

Thanks for your visit and kind words.
I love to visit
Thanks for the lovely postings
Love Jeanne♥

Giovanna said...

Lovely picture! Hope you're feeling better. I love the picture of the moon you took.
You have a beautiful blog!
Boho Market

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful post - so poetic and thoughtful. I adore that photo of the moon - it's gorgeous.

Marie said...

Dear Clarity,

What wonderful ethereal prose,
I would be remiss to call your
writing a simple post.

The sunset captured is beautiful.
How special you are to have the
goddess moon peek into your

So sorry you are under the
weather, dear. Please do not
feel guilty.

I must say you eclectic taste
in film and literature is quite
thrilling. I shall refer to your
favorites in the 2009 -2010 season.

Thank you for your return visit
and please visit again.


un bel oiseau said...

oh that moon photo is incredible! and your comment on my post about my hair made me laugh so hard. thanks much needed! :)

Amy said...

Oh how I missed your lovely posts, clarity and I have only known you and your blog for a short time. You have a way with words and the soul of an artist. I'm so glad you are feeling better. Summer colds are yucky. Isn't amazing how much there is to catch up with after missing just a few days? No worries, the schedules, work, messages etc. aren't going anywhere!
The sunrise is beautiful,amazing colors.
I love the moon. My husband has woken me once or twice to see a moon like that above us in the night sky. It doesn't seem real. I felt like it was there just for me saying hello. I know many other people could also see it, but it just felt like my own private moon!
You have an eye for beauty even when ill, remarkable woman.
Have a good Tuesday!

Jacqueline said...

Your moon photograph looks like someone looking through a keyhole at everybody here on Earth...spooky.
Hope you are feeling loads better and are back in the land of the living. XXXX

Courtney said...

Sorry to hear that you were unwell! I hope you're feeling brighter now. Those photos of the sky are gorgeous. Sometimes just remembering the cycles of the moon and earth help me to feel more grounded.

indigotangerine said...

I'm utterly captivated with everything that happens in the sky, day or night. I'm never up early enough for the sunrise unfortunetly.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi dear sweet Clarity...thank you so much for your wise words...they are spot on!!!
Please do not feel guilty for having a cold...sometimes I believe it is the body saying rest!!!
What a wonderful recommendation...the Belgian Chocolate Cake...thank you!!! Today on the last day of our break we had chocolate drink with chilli in it...absolutely gorgeous...made on real chocolate...akin to the one in the movie our waiter said...just yummy!!!
Enjoy the sun and the stars and that beautiful moon♥x

Colleen Malia Wilcox said...

Funny how you posted about the moon a few days before mine :) Sometimes getting sick is nothing more than a sign we need to slow down. You have a great writing style, I'll be back for more!

Clarity said...

Micki - next time, God willing.
Darlings true, thank you for the lovely welcome back, all is well. Thank you sweet Laurel, vacation? dream.
Kathy - I adore the description of the lace across the moon!
Nora, F.Fancy and Shell, thank you all.
Elisa and OceanDreams, much appreciated, blush, thanks.
Deidra, nice to return, xx
HH, I don't remember Moonstruck, except for it having 2 brothers in it, review time?
Pamela, I agree and pleased you enjoyed la luna too. Much better, thanks.
Anika.. and Cheryl, wow, lovely, xx
Des - I'll try, this ride is calling though.
Lindello bella, thanks for the link and enjoying night.
Willow, Jeane, Giovanna and Butterfly - Thanks and I agree, the still moments drip gold.
CFashionista - Slumber Party? Why not? Welcome too.
AF and Marie, you are kind, thank you. Eclectic I've heard, but why limit the good to one genre? x
Bel- glad you laughed, keep the hair!
Amy - thank you dear and I adore your reviews, so wise.
Jacqueline, wow, never found the moon spooky, mysterious, yes.
Indigo - try it, the sun speaks.
Queen - you are welcome and your chocolate - scrumptious.
Thank you Colleen, welcome and au revoir.

Jennifer said...

I'm glad you're well! Your captures are beautiful too. So many things to think about in this post. Your description of the chilly morning...I love chilly mornings and race through most of them these days *sigh*...must continue to pursue my destiny :)

Lori ann said...

Such a gorgeous post, but i had to laugh with you running around in the night to get the photo! It was worth the beautiful images, but do be careful.
Clarity, I wanted to write you but couldn't find your address(email or otherwise)writing and recieving real mail is my favorite thing.
Also, i'm sorry I didn't add it to my post re the photo books, there is a EU and UK My Publisher! If you go to the website and scroll to the bottom you will find the link.
enjoy your weekend, and I do hope your feeling better.
lots of love,

Penny Lane said...

ohhh!!! i've missed your blog so much. i'm already back!! =) i'm sorry you've been ill .i am now, but it's just temperature. anyway, that means more time to catch up all the blogs i wanted to visit.
your posts are always beatiful, i don't know how you do it!
thank you so much for your encouraging comments =)

PL ♥

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

What a soothing post. I hope the sunset and the moon soothed you back to health.