"When dawn spreads its paintbrush on the plain, spilling purple... ," Songs of the Pioneers song from TV show "Wagon Train." Dawn on the mythic Santa Fe Trail, New Mexico, looking toward Raton from Cimarron. -- Clarkphoto. A curmudgeon's old-fashioned newspaper column, cross-breeding metaphors and journalism and art, for readers in 150 countries.
Saturday, June 7, 2014
Sacred stillness in a Hafer morning
In the stillness of the morning, you find people like yourself,
finding themselves in quiet time, sacred time. After a rain, as the sun comes up, time to walk, time to read, time to fish, time to be alone, time to think.
Rise from the chambers of the east, and bring
The honey'd dew that cometh on waking day.
O radiant morning..."
"In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice;
in the morning I lay my requests before you
and wait in expectation."
"To everything there is a season..." Ecclesiastes 3