daybreak’s moon

A rare experience of a moment at daybreak,
when something in nature seems to reveal all consciousness,
cannot be explained at noon.
Yet it is part of the day’s unity.

Charles Ives

(starlings make their first flight of the day / Julie Cook / 2017)

‘Awake, my soul, awake! show thy spirit, arouse thy senses,
shake off the sluggishness of that deadly heaviness that is upon thee,
begin to take care for thy salvation.
Let the idleness of vain imaginations be put to flight, let go of sloth,
hold fast to diligence.
Be instant in holy meditations, cleave to the good things which are of God:
leaving that which is temporal, give heed to that which is eternal.
Now in this godly employment of thy mind,
to what canst thou turn thy thoughts more wholesomely and profitably than to
the sweet contemplations of thy Creator’s immeasurable benefits toward thee.’

St. Anselm of Canterbury

15 comments on “daybreak’s moon

  1. says:


    • I know right?! I went out when I let the cat out and saw the moon—it was just a brilliant as it had been the night before so I grabbed my camera—right then a flock of the starlings took off—it was a pretty cool sight!

  2. Citizen Tom says:

    Darn! It hurts to wake up that fast.

  3. Lynda says:

    Cats have no regard for the sleep of others!

    • nor regard for much else either it seems—For I am to find them precious even as I “scoop” the box as they are demanding I stop such action and feed them immediately or let them out immediately or put a blanket over them immediately as they hunker down on a pillow trying to stay warm…oh that I live to serve….my 4 legged loves 🙂

  4. Both Powerful and Beautiful! ❤

  5. Another awesome pic!

    It first reminded me of a horror movie with all the bats flying off to no good.

  6. Wally Fry says:

    That is the coolest picture I have seen lately. Nice work Julie

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