Tuesday, December 09, 2008

what's your favorite hour of the day?

Oh, Dawn...how do you feel when you are wrapped in fog? Is it cozy or are you bursting inside-- wanting the air to receive your brilliant light? Do you have trouble awakening? Must you set an alarm or does the end of night push you out of bed? Do you smile when you awaken? Do you have gray days like me? Do you know beforehand what kind of day you will be?

My friend, Day, do you prefer the rain or sun? How about the wind & snow? Is your favorite the brilliance of the light? Do you have a favorite mood--one that fits you best? Or are you a chameleon--bending to my whim & demand?




Dusk. You wax & wane. Sometimes your time comes quickly and others it lingers. What do you think of that? Do you have a favorite color? Why some days do you offer your brilliance and other days hold back? Do you feel caught between the dark & light? Or do you rest in the blend of both?





Dark. Do you feel judged? Misunderstood? Are you sneaky? Are you comfort? And, what do you think of our friend, the moon? Do you feel lonely when the sky is empty or are you happy for some time to yourself? Are you the evil warrior that some speak of or are you the warm blanket of safety and rest? Do you crave the light or can you rest in your own shadows? Are you lonely? Are you satisfied? Do you call out for the light of day to greet you? Do you play in those early morning hours? Do you sleep when Dawn appears or do you linger in the shadows of the day?


This is a piece of free-writing (i.e. unedited) done during retreat last week. I would love to hear what questions you have of the day!

all photos by lucy @ hood canal, union, wa 12.08

10 comments:

Sunrise Sister said...

Free writing does set one free doesn't it? I suspect you'll hear more about my thoughts of the "day" very soon over on the Mind Sieve:)

Love the photos - they truly capture so much of the magic of the last week's retreat!

lucy said...

free writing is the fuel of my life!!

Jessie said...

WOW! My free writing never sounds this good!
Jeanette

Gabriella Moonlight said...

Wow! This is beautiful free writing and mine never is this amazing and thoughtprovoking...this is truly brilliant.
Thank you
G~*

lucy said...

thank you, jessie & gabriella--it helps to be in an inspiring location surrounded by other creative beings :-)

Abbey of the Arts said...

lucy, thanks so much for sharing this, fun for me to see what was inspired by the prompt. I love your questions and of course you already know my favorite time of day. ;-) (although dusk and dawn are a close second with day falling dead last)

thymekeeper said...

How delightful to be let in on another portion of the retreat! Great conversational questions wtih the hours ... do you expect answers, and, if so, will you share them??

lucy said...

C--i think you are corrupting me...day has moved lower on my list and somehow i am becoming quite fond of the dark (at least for now :-)

thymekeeper--we'll see if the hours choose to answer..if so, i will let you know!

Abbey of the Arts said...

um "corrupting"? i think you must mean opening your eyes to the beauty that was always there. ;-)

Tess said...

Gorgeously whimsical and imaginative!
I think I would ask of dusk whether it is more cerebral or spiritual than the other times because of its interior quality.