Filtered Sunlight

The sun rises super early in this part of the country. It usually begins to shine in my eyes around 4:45 am; when the birds begin to sing. It wasn’t quite as bright today, as the sun was filtered by fog which quickly burned away later in the morning. On my walk, I periodically closed my eyes. Every time I did this, I noticed a new sound or sensation. The individual birdsongs were more noticeable. The thud of my feet on the ground had more intensity. Glistening with the early heat of the sun, I felt the welcome, cool breeze on my skin. Closing my eyes was eye-opening. Why do we sometimes have more clarity in the darkness and the haze?

Then the Lord said to Moses, “I am going to come to you in a dense cloud, in order that the people may hear when I speak with you and so trust you ever after.” – Exodus 19:9

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