Friday, February 6, 2009

First, I want you all to close your eyes....

.... now, pretend it's still yesterday.....

Good.

See? I told you I'd write every day in February :)

Okay, I so on my way home today (by which, of course, I mean yesterday), and I was thinking how much I love late afternoon light.

I mean, I really love late afternoon light. That moment, on the way home where you glance at the city over the river, or birds flying toward the trees, or people jogging after work, or hundreds of cars stuck in traffic... and suddenly, the picture takes on a timeless weightlessness. The late afternoon rays turn the scene before you to magic, and the worries and cares of the day, or of the coming night, cease to exist. Just for that moment. You find yourself marvelling that a scene that beautiful exists.

I love the freshness and promise of light in the early morning as well. The gleam of the boats on the river as I head to work. But really, it's that afternoon light that gets me. It holds me for that brief moment, and then releases me happier and more content than I was the moment before. It makes me smile, and start singing along to a song on the radio. Or I find myself starting to reflect on things more important than whatever had been occupying my thoughts in the moments before.

Afternoon light is right up there with blustery rainy days, mountain streams, and silent moonlight over a pristine snowscape.

xo Tammy

6 comments:

Jonny and Jessima said...

I'm glad "today's" post came - even if it was a little late ;)
Its good to take time out every now and then and appreciate the world around you.

By the way, off topic, I found your 'Ben' article on the church website. It was a good read (I have read it before, but not for a long time). Its pretty cool to search your name and find it!!!

Love Jessima

breckster said...

agreed.

Sandy M. said...

I agree with Breckon :)

I love the light on the water - early morning, late afternoon, moonlight and city lights...

I think I just like the water!..

I love the light too :)

xx

emilysuze said...

I miss light like that. We need to move to Australia. :)

Sister Abby said...

I love it too Tammy! But I'm not in denial about why I like the afternoon light better than the morning light - it's because we're driving TO work in the morning and HOME in the afternoon. It just gives everything a little extra something, don't you think?! :) Anyway, seeing as it's still yesterday I'd better go - I'm hanging out with you and mum tonight!!! :)
xo

charrette said...

This is all so very peaceful...
yet I logged on to see if any of the brush fires are affecting you. (We had THOSE in California, too!)