Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Sun Also Rises

I used to think that Ernest Hemingway's novel The Sun Also Rises was curiously titled. But then I began to think about what I wanted to say about this photograph, and the book's title came to mind, though I won't begin to suggest that the meaning I derived from the title is what Hemingway had in mind too.

We lead busy lives. From the time we get up, we have a routine. We get ourselves ready for work or school and then help our loved ones get ready for work or school. We feed ourselves and our pets. We turn on televisions or radios to discern if the world has changed significantly while we slept,. There is no good news. Then we clamber into our vehicles and dash into traffic in anticipation of a day that will be all too similar to the days that surrounded it.

But the Sun also rises, and in the midst of our daily scramble and toil, we shouldn't fail to note the beauty and small wonders that are ever within our purview. 

October Morning Sunrise, Fultondale, Alabama :: iPhone 4s

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