The Sun Got Round Behind You

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emmatree

 

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sunsetkids

 

… if you ran, time ran. You yelled and screamed and raced and rolled and tumbled and all of a sudden the sun was gone and the whistle was blowing and you were on your long way home to supper. When you weren’t looking, the sun got around behind you! The only way to keep things slow was to watch everything and do nothing! You could stretch a day to three days, sure, just by watching!
~Ray Bradbury from Dandelion Wine

 

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farmgirls

 

Late summer is a time to slow down and just watch, to stretch the days out as long as possible.

I have a tendency to race through the hours granted to me, heedless of the sun settling low behind me; I don’t want to surrender the day to the advancing march of darkness.

So I choose for now to be observer and recorder rather than runner and racer, each moment preserved like so many jars of sweet jam on a pantry shelf.

The sun may be setting, but I want it to take its time.

 

sunsetkids

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4 thoughts on “The Sun Got Round Behind You

  1. Tio, given your blindness, it is interesting that you said “listening” to these blogposts, as I have thought about creating a daily youtube of the photos with a voiceover of the readings – certainly would be short! I may give that a try when I have a little more time and wisdom than I have now! thank you for your wonderful encouragement! blessings, Emily

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