To Stay Out Till Sundown

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The whole world is in motion to the center.
I only went out for a walk
and finally concluded to stay out till sundown,
for going out, I found,
was really going in.
~John Muir

 

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Alone in the night
On a dark hill
With pines around me
Spicy and still,

And I know that I
Am honored to be
Witness
Of so much majesty.
~Sara Teasdale from “Stars”

 

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The melancholy unconsoling fold
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When I should be
preparing dinner,
cleaning the barn,
filling water buckets,
returning phone calls,
folding laundry
I’m out on a hill with my camera
watching for what can never come again
exactly like this
It doesn’t take long
maybe a minute or two
to become a witness,
carried by breath,
ferried into darkness
so gently
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3 thoughts on “To Stay Out Till Sundown

  1. Your comment, Emily, reminds me of how He is always present to us – amid our everyday tasks – quietly,, unseen, faithfully, assuring us that He is there – within our mundane but necessary tasks but, more importantly, helping us to face and to cope with the traumas that come unexpectedly into our lives.

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  2. Oh yes, sunset is wondrous. …and sunrise is fantastic. I have been getting up at 6:00 a.m. and loving the morning sky…makes the day last a little longer (hehe). Thanks for sharing your photos Emily.

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