Feeling the sunrise today… made me joyful and it was with absolute gratefulness that I thanked the Lord that I can again wake up to the sun rising.
Though I am not an early riser, I love it when the sun kisses my eyelids and makes my wall dowsed in a pink glow.
When I first moved into the old rented home, the thing that I appreciated most was the wilderness that was surrounding us, large expanses of marshy green areas and varieties of wildlife that would reside along with us. I had sparrows befriending me for some token of food… and of course pigeons, and partridges who were hell bent on sharing their nest with us in our window sills.
But the most beautiful part of living in that area was the sunrise which would always welcome us in the mornings is the dawn and then the sun rising. I spent many a moments sipping my tea, closing my eyes and letting the sun rays kiss my face…
Slowly, the whole area was encroached by civilization and instead of nature, all we were welcomed with was the concrete blocks and constant chatter of people and well, this took away everything natural like the birds, sheep, grazing cows, wild parrots, kites, my lovely sparrows… and I was left with persistent pigeons for company as they were the only ones who adapted.. to civilization….
I mourned the loss of nature and life went on… till…
I moved to my own home…. and VIOLA !! The thing that gave life every morning was back…. ( I think I subconsciously chose an apt which had no blocks in front of my balcony)
I have an open view of the sun… rising …. its a beautiful way to get up… every morning….
Today, like any other day, I was striving for a few more seconds of sleep, while my youngest cockatiel was singing his regular alarm at the same time… (we have a natural alarm clock who ensures that we get up with the dawn breaking… no matter where he is… :))
So well, as I was stirring myself up, I saw the pink glow washing the whites of my wall, and I turned and saw amazing colors… I felt the sun, cool and yet warm on my eyelids..
And it made me happy….
Happy that I am able to experience this yet again… the sun, an intrinsic part of our life… one we take so much for granted… and yet…
It took me back to the old days where we just moved to our rented house and how beautiful it was…
And yes, it is absolutely divine to watch the sun rise and sip my cup of tea, with my birds relaxing on my shoulders, do my spiritual practice,… knowing it will be a great day no matter what.. 🙂