To be under the sun, first one has to see the dawn
Charles Dickens uses the technique of juxtaposition in the opening line of his novel “A Tales of Two Cities”:
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,
it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness,
it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity,
it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness,
it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair,
we had everything before us, we had nothing before us,
we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way…”
Unlike Charles, I will be using mostly humans to compare them with something and this brain will see the far side of life.
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Sunrise Sunset Sunrise Sunset One season Following another Laden with happiness….
Sunrise! It’s always a delightful surprise to see the sun rises. No two are alike. The sunrise was taken successively with just a simple borrowed dilapidated Kodak camera from my sister. I don’t own a camera but I received a free gift of memory card from Fuji.
The 2011 pilgrimage was memorable in a sense that I went on top of Mt. Sinai. It was a trip of a lifetime. In order for us to be on time before the sun rises, we have to start climbing in the dark at 1 a.m. A local Egyptian boy guided our group. I took the easy way up, rode a camel part way and climbed at least 1000 steps up to reach the summit.Once reaching the summit, we waited for a while.
It was dark and cold. I could hear a lot of murmur, whisper, laughter, prayer. Our eyes were fixated on the black horizon in order not to miss the first glimmer of light. And then, the sun quietly made its presence known.With a song and a prayer in my heart, I hummed this melody to my God: Morning has broken, like the first morning
Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird
Praise for the singing, praise for the morning
Praise for the springing fresh from the word