sunrise: 7:12 am
Okay - maybe Jan. 6th is a little early for a paean to the sun, but I've just seen it for the first time this year. It deserves a little celebration. Besides, it's a great song to start any day.
It is no wonder that human beings worship the sun. We have absolute dependence upon it. Even in its temporary absence behind cloud cover, our emotional and physical well-being flag. Just because we've discovered the physics of orbital rotations and gravity in our solar system, doesn't mean we shouldn't continue to celebrate the sun. It's good for us to feel the kind of humility we ought to feel in our dependence on our solar center.
Besides the smile returning to our faces, there is another reason for my recalling "Here Comes the Sun" today. Our home has been infused with the Beatles for weeks, thanks to my high school daughter, T. who has caught the Beatles bug in a big way. She plays their music on her ipod and on the piano, researches them online, she's reading the Beatle's Anthology, and planning a feature film about the boys for some time in her future in film production. Seeing her enthusiasm for the Beatles is kind of incredible, seeing as how they broke up before her parents were teenagers. My conclusion is that they made more than history; they made extraordinary music. That just doesn't ever go away.
Two things to feel thankful for today. Music and sunshine.