Sunday, February 13, 2011

Photo of the Week: Sunrise

JWB Photo, 2010
There are advantages to living in a city that shares its boundary with a large body of water, not the least of which is the thrill, for early risers, of watching the beginning of a new day.  You don't get to see it all the time, and in the winter weeks may pass before you see the reflection of the rising sun in the waters of Lake Michigan.

But when you DO see it, you have to think about what a great gift the new day is and how fortunate you are to be in this particular patch at this particular time.

Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door . . . that's the way Emily Dickinson put it.  

And maybe that's a good way to think about it . . . not knowing when one of these fantastic Chicago sunrises will insinuate itself into our little lives, we best open ourselves up to the possibility of a day of surprises, with or without the sunrise.

It's the way we live out here in the midwest, out on the open prairie, the field of dreams.

1 comment:

Daily Chicago Photo said...

I LOVE how the sunrises are different every day ... although I am starting to recognize a little pattern in the colors throughout the months and seasons. It's very cool.

Thanks for visiting my blog. I've read through yours and really enjoy it. I grew up in Logan Square so the "Eagle Statue" is such a familiar landmark.