Spring and summer the morning light enters my kitchen windows at just the right angle to reveal every drip, smear and dust particle on all the cabinets and appliances. The splashes above the sink look like sparkling tear drops on the window.
The morning light is so revealing and it inspires me to get into the corners and drawers to clean all the nooks and crannies. Until last year, I also used swabs all throughout the kitchen to have my apple products, cooking and processing area certified as clean enough to sell. Now I just need to use myself motivation.
Twice a year at our house, the sun rise comes right out of the top of the snow capped mountain peak directly east of us. It the clouds are not solidly overcast we get the sun’s rays as a wakeup call. It is so delightful to just sit in bed and feel the shine move across your body.
The dogs and cats we have shared life with could always be found in morning pools of sun on the floors- contentment napping.
The yoga studio I went to when pregnant was bathed in sunlight in the morning hours, and the salute to the sun pattern always felt entirely appropriate and understandable movement in that moment.
Morning walks are always towards the sun, sun at my back, sun to my side as I complete the circle of the Lake. It just feels right.
Journal writing, prayers, and meditations are done in the east window in the morning and I notice my note pad with mind wanders is quite full in the morning as compared to the evening light. Problems from the night before seem to find resolution in the light of morning.
Yes, I spent years of my life getting up, going to work, getting children off to school, volunteering, and being hyper busy in the morning hours. It did not diminish my moments of revelations in the morning.
My neighbor is a retired Physician and he did his hospital rounds early in the morning, because he was fresher and more things revealed themselves to him in the morning.
For me I think it is the end of the darkness, the feeling my way around, that helps me see the light and let it shine. There is a clarity and a celebration that the dawn has proceeded.
What are your best moments of revelation? When do you know if you have seen the light?
Do you have a favorite story surrounding the light? Please Share, I look forward to your comments.
Please do not forget about the writing contest and remember it does not need to be your story, you can write about someone else’s story so you do not need to be married to write for this event.