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Schooner sunrise

Good Morning Everyone. Today is the new moon. The stars were just dazzling here last night. I love to see the constellation of Orion this time of year. Given that it is Sunday and this is supposed to be a day of rest we are going out to Islesboro island to visit friends. I can’t wait to ride the ferry, see the winter ducks on the bay, smell the island spruce, and just take a few moments with dear friends. I offer you my favorite morning recitation, the Sanskrit Salutation to the Dawn which I often quote on the schooner:

“Look to this day for it is life, the very life of life. In its brief course lie all the verities and realities of our existence, the bliss of growth, the joy of action, and the splendor of achievement. For yesterday is but a dream and tomorrow is only a vison but today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well therefore to this day.”

This photo of the schooner’s transom at sunrise in Brunt Coat Harbor by Frederick “Fritz” Shantz reminds me that the reflections are as much a part of this beautiful event as is the glowing sun itself.

Have a great day. Be well. Do good.

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