Promise of the Sunrise

Just a promise of a sunrise this morning, hidden behind some clouds. There were breaks of blue sky, tinted with pink, there was a pink and golden glow on the horizon, beneath a tower of gray clouds. It was lovely, in a different, subtle, way.

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I stopped at the beginning of the dock, to talk to my sister’s neighbors. The one who lives across the street, in her golf cart, has felt like a good friend since the day I met her a few years ago. She asked about my weekend with my girlfriends, I showed her pictures of the house I fell in love with. Another neighbor was there, with his dog, Penny. I remembered him from last year. He is married, his wife doesn’t come to sunrise. I pet the dog for a few minutes. Then we all walked down the dock together, and the new friend I made the other day whose wife had to go home was there taking pictures. He also asked about my weekend, and told me he’d gone to St. Pete yesterday and had lunch at a lovely restaurant on the inland waterway near where I’d been.

You can always tell us tourists, we have the cameras, trying to catch and preserve every moment of the sunrise, to carry us through until we come back again. I have more pictures of sunrise from the Longboat Key town dock than anything else on my camera, lol.

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The sun came up, as it always does. It still put on a beautiful show. One that reminded me that clouds come and go, the sun is always there behind them, waiting to shine. The clouds that cover the sun can’t stop it burning brightly, and bringing daylight to a darkened world.

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Then it began to sprinkle, and then rain harder. We all left quickly, and the neighbor with the golf cart gave me a ride the 800 ft back to my sister’s house.

When I came in the house, my brother-in-law was up, had made me another pot of coffee. He said it hadn’t rained here in about a month, so they were glad for the rain. It didn’t last long though, probably about 10 or 15 minutes. There may be more today though.

Thinking about the gray clouds of my life, the storms, the dark days of fear, and heartbreak, and yearning for life. And then the sunrise, always there, always managing to get through the clouds, always bringing the light back to my life. Never letting me get stuck too long in the darkness. Bringing me my son, my family, my friends, my joy. Always remember, the fact that the light is covered in darkness, can’t stop it from burning brightly.

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13 responses to “Promise of the Sunrise

  1. Aaaaaargh, I so miss Florida when I see this! This sounds strange, but I really recognize the sky in Florida, from these photos, I remember now, that it was very distinct, and different from the rest of the world, in the way that the clouds formed their shapes….. very strange.

    I am so glad you are seeing things this way now. You are so right, there is always light to be found again, if we can be patient and hang in there, in the dark! xo

    • Thanks survived. I’ve had my moments while I was here,but they came and went. The universe has been working in my behalf to keep me grounded in reality. Lol. Yes the sky here can be very different. Partly because it’s so flat you can see forever. Partly because of the warm water and air. When I get resettled maybe you can come visit me!

      • I would definitely love to come and visit, perhaps next winter, if you are properly settled in. We could hopefully have a small blog gathering… 😀
        I am so happy indeed for you, it seems that this trip has done you a world of good!! xo

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