January 11 Dawn
I do not say that John or Jonathan, that this generation or the next, will realize all this; but such is the character of that morrow which mere lapse of time can never make to dawn. The light which puts out our eyes is darkness to us. Only that day dawns to which we are awake. There is more day to dawn. The sun is but a morning star. – from Walden by Henry David Thoreau
There is indeed more day to dawn; we are eleven days into the New Year 2010 – a milestone for many, a mile marker for others. This morning I stood and watched the pink dawn slowly fade against the canopy of frozen trees that frame our neighborhood and wished there was a rewind. I’m slow to move but anxious to face the day after a long time away.
Today I am thankful for
- getting home safely
- so many good friends to lend a hand
- a gentle pink dawn
For what are you thankful?