Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Day 55: Sunrise-in-Bed

Bussey Brook Meadow, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, MA, 7:45am-8:30am
a little chilly, gusty winds, scattered cloud-puffs

It's a sensory indulgence to rival breakfast-in-bed...I decided to out-rest my burgeoning sickness today, and enjoy dawn from a warm, prone position. It was an inferred sunrise: I watched the light spill into my room from the comfort of my cozy cozy bed, rousing myself twice to crawl closer to the window (still in bed!) to peek at the horizon and the sun itself.

Then I lazed around some more before getting up at 7:30.

Wasn't it a gorgeous day! The sky - an unusually brilliant blue! The clouds - so sharply etched and uncommonly fluffy! The sun was spectacularly warm, putting the whole world in especially clear relief! O, lovely cardinal, I never saw one as beautiful as you!

What made today so particularly lovely? The glorious clarity of post-rain weather? The contrast to the overcast gloom of previous days?

These factors cannot be discounted. But I am finding, as I have previously, one sure-fire way to make the world a better and more beautiful place...

That's my public service announcement for the day.

Here is Today's rather alarmed-sounding Bird.

My version:

An excerpt of my compositional/improv sketch for the day:


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