Second sunrise

5
Apr
2012

It is funny what you notice, sitting at your desk over a few years’ time. Due to the changing of the seasons and the angle of the sun, this is the time of year I start to get what I call the the second sunrise. My apartment faces East, and in the ¬†mornings I always get the sunrise and light streaming in, sometimes quite intensely. And starting near the beginning of April, around 5:30 in the afternoon or so, I also get a quite intense light of the sunset reflecting off the buildings across from me. Since I am facing East, I call this my second sunrise of the day.

And I like how the simple act of noticing these things connects me to the planet, the sun and the mystic past. All the places on earth where ancient peoples erected alignments of stones and portals and buildings to keep track of time and the seasons and their place in the order of things.