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New Year, New Chapter

My annual ritual- watching the New Year’s 1st sunrise. Sitting in the dark, waiting for the first rays of the sun to breach the horizon gives me a sense of renewal and hope. My own spiritual practice, not associate with any religions. Now, I also capture its image too. Here is January 1st, 2020 sunrise.

January 1st sunrise, 7:29 AM EST
January 1st morning, 8:01 AM. The sun disappeared behind the clouds

Sunrise & Sunset

The New Year Breaks

In the last couple of years I have made it a point to capture the January 1st sunrise and this year I managed to capture sunset as well.  It’s nice to wake up to a new year dawn albeit a moody dawn this year.

The sun peeking through the wood at 7:00 am, under a moody sky.
The sun peeking through the wood at 7:00 am, under a moody sky.

It was a little too cold to wait out in the garden so I went out every 30 minutes.  The new year starts with a gold swash across a blue sky.

At 7:30 am, the golden light start pushing out the cloud
At 7:30 am, gold light starts to push out from the clouds

Then blue sky by 8 am.

Finally the blue sky of the new year
Finally the blue sky of the new year

I don’t remember who said that we ‘can’t appreciate the light without the darkness.’  After hours of daylight, darkness comes to visit at 5pm accompanied by a sliver of moon.

The sun set at 5pm, however there was still some light at the horizon. The moon has already rise
The sunset at 5pm, though still some light at the horizon. The moon has already risen.

Nature is true to it course: sunrise and sunset everyday…never to fail.  If we could only apply this knowledge, this lesson, to life, our society, humanity.