Our prompt for JusJoJan 2019, January 10th is brought to you by Toortsie! Click here to find her last post and say hi while you’re there! Toortsie’s word for our prompt today is “Sunrise.” Use it anywhere in your post or make it the theme of your post. Have fun!
I have used Imogen Heap’s video of Xizi because it encapsulates Sunrise.
Oh! glory greets the dawn
Gold, and blue colours born.
A ring of stones ages old
Awaits the Sunrise shrouded in cold.
We stand expectant hand in hand
We lean the lessons from the land.
Chanting words we close our eyes
Joining with companions and strangers we send our message to the skies.
In early December I was on a course with The Silent Eye. On the last day of the course we were up before Sunrise to drive a short distance from our guests house to Castlerigg.
We arrived at the stone circle shortly before dawn. Although it was freezing I was buzzing and warm. I was excited to greet the new day, I felt electric.
We were eight but we were not alone. There were three men there dressed for hill walking and wrapped up well. We spoke with them and they seemed like kindred spirits.
In my mind I christened them “Hobbits”, only because they seemed so at one with the surroundings and on a quest too.
There were also two young women tourists taking photos. They were a little bemused by us.
As Sunrise grew closer we invited the Hobbits to join us in our circle to join hands and greet the dawn. They did so willingly saying they were always glad to join a circle.
As we greeted the sunrise we chanted holding hands with companions and strangers. I felt an inner warmth filling my while being.
As we left I thanked the Hobbits for their company, they said they had been happy to share the moment with us and that our paths would definitely cross again.
One our way back to our breakfast we saw the sunrise in all its glory.
We did return to Castlerigg stone circle later that morning to finish the course. It is a stunning place.
Strangely Sue mentioned that she and Stuart had returned to the same circle at sun set and had met the three gentlemen again (my Hobbits) so they had indeed crossed paths once more.
More thoughts from The Silent Eye‘s : The Full Circle : Finding your way home, weekend in Cumbria. For Just Jot it January.
Female, wife, full time mother and Grandmother. I am not as happy go lucky as I used to be but I am still bubbling along on simmer! I have three handsome sons all grown and flown.The youngest married with a beautiful wife and two sons of his own. Eleven years ago I was working, running a home, driving and socializing then bang in a split second all that was gone. I had an accident at home. I broke my back, not for the first time, I had broken it 10 years previously as well. Unfortunately this time I had broken it really badly and it was truly messed up so I had to have two operations. I was told before each operation that the outcome could mean I spend the rest of my life in a wheelchair. Still as some guy once wrote "I am still standing " yes "better than I ever was " not quite but with the help of a walking stick and as long as I do not stand or sit in one position for too long, I am still standing! Update I no longer use the walking stick . I had lots of friends before the accident but when things like this happen, you loose most of them. Their lives move on and mine stood still and so they left me behind ...I know that is just the way life is but it hurt and always will. Then I looked around and saw those who were still there for me, these friends are the roses in my garden they need to be tended well. They are the diamonds in the dust, I will of been married 50yrs plus this year . Pain and boredom are my enemies now, I have to find different ways to approach life, use my pain befriend it almost...yer right , well that is what they tell me at the pain clinic ROFLMAO ...... if only I could! I have found an outlet for my fears, frustrations and night terrors . I have started writing poetry if that name can be applied to my writing. I hope I do not come over as a moaning winger. I hope I am past all that. I also hope that you might see how the poetry is moving from very dark through the grey and
hopefully in to light ??
I need to update this a little here. I have worked very hard over the years since my accident, I go to the gym regularly, I have a Pilates class and a core class once a week . The guys at the gym and my Pilates teacher cajoled, teased, bullied and encouraged me to abandon my walking stick! :) My back is no longer straight it is C shaped because of the injury and I have lost two and a half inches in height but my Pilates and Core teachers have helped me to stand up as straight and as strongly as possible. Pain and depression are still hanging on my arm but I have weapons to use against them and if I say so myself I cope well.
I have made lots of new friends, real diamonds. I am also very grateful for all the support and help I have encountered here on Wordpress. Hugs and welcome to everyone who visits.
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11 thoughts on “JusJoJan 2019 Daily Prompt – Jan. 10th Sunrise.”
Great prompt take sis!
Thank you Sis
Sunrise, sunset both beautiful. Sunrise is as you say a renewal a chance to have another go at yesterday’s actions. I often wonder if we make anything better by trying to improve both if we just compound the problems. Nice post 💜
I enjoyed your post 💜
What a lovely post and poem! You evoke such vivid imagery. I would have loved to have met your Hobbits.
They were three very nice people 💜
They were three very nice people 💜 i
Thank you for reading the post it was part of a wonderful experience 💜💜
Oh, what a beautiful morning! 😁
And a beautiful story.
And the most beautiful sunrise.
Thank you 💜