Seems like
what the sun looks like
in the evening
as Earth rolls up,
is often replicated
next morning
as Earth rolls over
and sun is revealed once again.
If the sky is pastel in the evening,
seems like it will be pastel
next morning.
If the sun is a red ball in the evening,
seems like it will be a red ball
next morning.
Lately,
the sun has been a giant red ball
in the evening.
And one morning this week
it looked like a red ball
then too.
Doesn’t matter, really.
But every human viewing the sun
at horizon
does matter.
Stopping
morning and evening
to remember
that sun is the
center
of our existence,
holding us in space,
warming us,
creating life on this planet,
is prayer.
And what a beautiful
prayer it is.

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Evening Sun, May 25

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July 3

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July 13

Last evening,
the sun didn’t show as a red ball.
It lined storm clouds in gold.

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And then,
just before Earth rolled up,
and we lost sight of it for the night,
the last golden light
shone across the cloud cover
turning a giant V-shaped piece of sky
pink and purple.

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Amen.