An epiphany reveals that which was formerly hidden. It’s the last piece to the puzzle that finally makes the whole complete… an ‘Aha!’ or ‘Eureka!’ moment if you will, that brings sudden clarity. In the Christian calendar, Epiphany is a celebration of the revelation that Jesus is the son of God. Although epiphanies are usually short-lived, they can impact our way of looking at life for days, weeks and even years to come.
In nature, the dawn is a perfect example of this sudden revelation, an uncovering of the unknown. For me, the joy of seeing the sun rise puts a sparkle on the whole day.
Here is a slide show of past sunrises in celebration of Epiphany, the last day of the Christmas season.
Song of Joy
Come sing a song of joy for peace shall come, my brother
Sing, sing a song of joy for men shall love each other
That day will dawn just as sure as
Hearts that are pure are hearts set free
No man must stand alone
With outstretched hand before him
Reach out and take them in yours
With love that endures forever more
Then sing a song of joy
For love and understanding
~ Miguel Rios
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Posted in Natural Phenomena, Nature's Colors and Shapes, The Salt Marsh Trail, tagged dawn, Einstein, epiphany, light, nature, Nova Scotia, optimism, salt marsh, sky, sunrise on January 6, 2010 |
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When you look at the sky, do you see the clouds or the blue and the light shining through? Of course, on some days, the blue is more difficult to see. You might have to look at the whole sky and not just your usual section of it. Perhaps there’s just a corner of blue or light off in the distance. But it’s there.
Other days, you might only be able to see beyond the clouds at certain times of the day. Early morning is usually a time when the sunlight makes itself seen, even on overcast days. Sometimes you have to work extra hard to see the light by going outside in the dark cold, but the effort is worthwhile.
The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
Don’t go back to sleep.
Being a light-seeker has its rewards. One who chooses to seek out and see the light can’t help but become ‘light-hearted’ over time. At its essence, is being light-hearted not unlike feeling and thinking like a child? If so, it’s no wonder that laughter and a sense of humour come easy to those who choose to look beyond the shadows.
Einstein said that the biggest decision any of us face in life is whether or not we believe the universe is friendly. I believe it is. Do you?
Life is shaded, through and through
Mostly by man’s point of view.
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