I have been very aware the last few days that the morning light is coming a little later every day. I don’t know why I have been so very aware of that this summer – we are only a few weeks past the solstice, but the difference is substantial.

Am I up early writing this pre-dawn?  Thinking about the day ahead?

No, it is four in the afternoon and a storm is brewing…that is what made me think of dark mornings.

And dark afternoons.   It is quite dark now – a preview of winter afternoons to come.

I love the long-light days and this year, for the first time, I have a tremendous dread of the darker days to come.

This is a situation made for mindfulness – I need to think about the long-light I have today(or would have, if it wasn’t raining!), not the future long nights ahead, and be grateful.


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