Friday, May 19, 2006

Sunset ... sunrise

Date: May 18
Mileage: 25.3
May Mileage: 195.2
Temperature upon departure: 42

I snapped a quick picture coming home from my ride today and I thought it looked familiar. So I dug through my archives and came upon this shot, which I took while standing on what must have been the exact same spot on Jan. 14. The cool thing about it ... at least, I thought ... is that today's picture was taken at 10:55 p.m. January's shot was taken at about 10:30 a.m.

Of course the mud and shadows of May don't quite match the beauty of January frost and a late-morning sunrise. But there's something about the synchronicity of the two photos that gives me comfort. I'm still trying to adjust to these chaotic swings of daylight. I felt fine beneath 19 hours of darkness, but now twilight lingers well past midnight, my biorythms haven't adjusted yet, I try to wind down for the night, I try to sleep, but my mind and body just want to play.

Ever see that movie, "Insomnia?" I kinda wish I hadn't.

5 comments:

  1. Jill, my wife loves your photography, I use your pictures for our computer wallpaper.

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  2. Jill, I have two words:
    Sleep Mask!

    It helps, at least it did me when we lived up on Deadhorse!

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  3. I can see why this is a favorite stop for you, it is beautiful!

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  4. The song goes like this:

    Is this the little girl I carried?
    Is this the little boy at play?

    I don't remember growing older
    When did they?

    When did she get to be a beauty?
    When did he get to be so tall?

    Wasn't it yesterday
    When they were small?

    Sunrise, sunset
    Sunrise, sunset
    Swiftly flow the days
    Seedlings turn overnight to sunflowers
    Blossoming even as we gaze

    Sunrise, sunset
    Sunrise, sunset
    Swiftly fly the years
    One season following another
    Laden with happiness and tears

    What words of wisdom can I give them?
    How can I help to ease their way?

    Now they must learn from one another
    Day by day

    They look so natural together
    Just like two newlyweds should be
    Is there a canopy in store for me?

    Sunrise, sunset
    Sunrise, sunset
    Swiftly flow the days
    Seedlings turn overnight to sunflowers
    Blossoming even as we gaze

    Sunrise, sunset
    Sunrise, sunset
    Swiftly fly the years
    One season following another
    Laden with happiness and tears

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  5. You'll get over that "needing sleep thing". Eventually.

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