“Rest but never quit. Even the sun has a sinking spell each evening. But it always rises the next morning. At sunrise, every soul is born again.”
– Muhammad Ali
When I set out today, I had originally thought that I was only going to hike for around 3-4 miles. As I made my way around Ward Pound Ridge, I felt really good so I decided that I would keep going!! The sunrise was fantastic and these trees with the small white flowers were all over the reservation. It was very early in the morning so I didn’t have any contact with other hikers or trail runners until the last half mile of my journey.
“Every day is a new day. Don’t live in the past. Enjoy the now and make it count!”
“Don’t look back, you’re not going that way.”
I happened to look in the rear view mirror on my way to work this morning and I saw these clouds being bisected by the condensation trail of a jetliner. So of course I had to pull over and take a picture. Unfortunately I didn’t have my camera with me and I had to use my inferior cell phone camera. With that said, the two together with the sun slowly rising made for a beautiful sunrise.
“Sunrise looks spectacular in the nature; sunrise looks spectacular in the photos; sunrise looks spectacular in our dreams; sunrise looks spectacular in the paintings, because it really is spectacular!”
“Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters the most.”
I have used this tree to guide me into my parking space for the last 18 1/2 years. It is true that I usually don’t need it, but during the winter months when we have snow, it does come in handy. I know that all I need to do is center my Jeep on the tree and all is good for the day.
As you can see by the picture, you can sometimes get a glimpse of a decent sunrise.
Every day now before I step into the building to start my day I casually turn around to take a look at the sky. If it looks promising, I take a picture with my cellphone just to remind myself of what is out there. The possibility, the hope.
The view right before I entered the building.
(As always, please excuse the grainy quality. I have a really bad cell phone!)