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Treatise on What Matters

Solstice Sunset

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The sound comes and goes.

The music is always real.

The sun rises and sets.

But only as we do.

It doesn’t really matter.

 

Rise and set. Come and go.

What matters is. Really.

The rising and setting.

The coming and going.

Really. What is matter?

 

It starts with an L.

No more questions.

Comments 3

 
Rosy Cole on Monday, 01 January 2024 14:28

Where I live, sunrise can't be seen until halfway to high noon, and then, through a web of flickering leaves and branches. Only changes in the light, the shade, colour and tone of the world, mark its presence. Whereas sunset blazes in the west before it fades and vanishes between the rooftops, bequeathing memories and gathering them like sheep into a fold.

It brings to mind this Psalm of David (19)

1 The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
2 Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they reveal knowledge.
3 They have no speech, they use no words;
no sound is heard from them.
4 Yet their voice goes out into all the earth,
their words to the ends of the world.
In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun.
5 It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber,
like a champion rejoicing to run his course.
6 It rises at one end of the heavens
and makes its circuit to the other;
nothing is deprived of its warmth.


Yes, the music is always real. Ludwig and Liszt knew it!

Where I live, sunrise can't be seen until halfway to high noon, and then, through a web of flickering leaves and branches. Only changes in the light, the shade, colour and tone of the world, mark its presence. Whereas sunset blazes in the west before it fades and vanishes between the rooftops, bequeathing memories and gathering them like sheep into a fold. It brings to mind this Psalm of David (19) [i] 1 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. 2 Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. 3 They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. 4 Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun. 5 It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, like a champion rejoicing to run his course. 6 It rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other; nothing is deprived of its warmth.[/i] Yes, the music is always real. Ludwig and Liszt knew it!
Stephen Evans on Monday, 01 January 2024 16:06

Beautiful. And BTW, comments are not supposed to be better written than the post :)

Beautiful. And BTW, comments are not supposed to be better written than the post :)
Rosy Cole on Monday, 01 January 2024 18:11

#JustSaying :-) In any case, you prompted the response!

#JustSaying :-) In any case, you prompted the response!
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