12.29.2015

Winter Solstice Sunrise Walk

 When you have just turned 50 and you see there's going to be a local solstice sunrise walk...



and you have NEVER watched the sun come up specifically for that purpose….






….even though you have longed for this for what seems like a lifetime….



…you JUMP at the chance. Yep, with a great big smile and a spring in your step….and boots and gloves and a hat….and a VERY happy heart.






And when your 16 year old offers to drive his night blind Mama, you give him a hug and love him a little bit more. If possible.



And you sigh over every second of almost...






….and  just about.


And you rejoice in capturing a moment of pure dreaming….



…of nature beckoning to you...





…begging you to linger for a moment longer….




…pulling you into the magic of light dancing above the horizon. A new day unfolding
 right before your eyes.








Your body absorbs the shadows, the textures, the pure and wonderful overload of senses…



…and you fall back from the group, absorbing the hug of silence….tucking this moment, frozen in time,  into a deep and safe place in your mind.







And as you head back, you cannot help feeling renewed by the Universe...







…ready to embrace all that 2016 will become. 



11 comments:

  1. *H*A*P*P*Y* * *B*I*R*T*H*D*A*Y*!*!*!* and a perfect way to start your next 50 years!
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      *H*A*P*P*Y* *N*E*W* *Y*E*A*R*!*
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    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  2. Oh Dear Monica,
    What a glorious way to awaken to the day, to the beauty and fleeting essence of those spontaneous emerging moments from sleep.
    Your boy-what a dearheart and a gesture from his young heart.
    Happy New Year!! I think 50 is looking very good:)
    xo
    Jemma

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  3. Lovely way to start the day.
    Merle............

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  4. Beautiful in more ways than one can imagine.

    Jane x

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  5. How wonderful that your were able to experience the winter solstice!

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  6. Wonderful! Wonder-full. I love your 'and love him a little more, if possible' Nature's beauty new matter how many years we experience it, never grows old!

    Happy 2016!

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  7. Happy Birthday and Happy New Year. As always, great pics. Not sure if not having any ice on the shoreline is a good thing (it makes for a different kind of great pic) but we'll take it.

    Looking forward to more in 2016.

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  8. BEAUTIFUL!!!! I love that you and your son got to do this one together!!! In 2010, I had the privilege of watching the sun rise AND set over the Atlantic. Both times, I was "drug" there by friends and I couldn't be more grateful to them for their idea!!! The sunrise happened on Tybee Island in GA and the sunset was at a beach on the Cape (I'm drawing a blank right now, but we got ice cream in Orleans right before that, so it was near there!).

    Great shots, as always!!!

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  9. Happy 50th! I'll be joining you next month! Cheers to the next 50! :)

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Thanks for chatting!

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