Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Sunrise

Oh, if only I had my camera with me this morning! I was taking Michael to school early because he had been invited to attend a Bible study in one of the teacher's rooms. Halfway down the hill I saw pink in the sky ahead of me - lots of pink. We couldn't see much through the trees and the mountain, but beside Buster and Annie's house I stopped the car and got out. Down there was a ground fog that was also colored. The sky was filled with brilliant pink clouds that looked rough, like the coarsest setting on a cheese grater. I wish I could adequately describe the sight. Pastor Paul said on Sunday that the most fundamental expression of worship is, "Wow". Wow.

As we drove on to school the fog around us was sort of a diffused glowing color, lavender, pink, peach. Then it cleared and the same cheese-grater clouds were now brightly glowing palest golden with a background of deepest gray-blue. Michael wondered out loud if Christians have a deeper appreciation for this sort of thing than atheists.

It changed so fast. I wanted to sit and watch it, but M was squirmy about stopping at all. Maybe he heard me tell him that it's sometimes important to stop and get out of the car to look, maybe he didn't. Duty made me get back in and keep driving. Soul longed to stand and see until the show was over.

3 comments:

Laura said...

Thank you Aunt Zona. Thank you for many reasons - for the compliment, for reminding me of Granny, and for the reminder about what's inside mattering too. I love you!

Rachel said...

auntie zona!!! thanks for the comment, i love when you write :) the sores are caused by the heat mostly, but also just genetic diseases. they are not contagious as far as i know, and the stuff that we put on them is said to help. it's like neosporin i believe. malaria is caused from the stinkin misquitoes, and i am taking pills for that. i have been forgetting lately, but it's all good..i'm not to worried :) the kids are beautiful, i will send more pictures soon. love you!!

Laura said...

Miss you.