Under the sun

July 17th, 2008

Have you ever noticed, I mean really noticed, that it’s all the bright side?


  1. I have tried to spend my days noticing only “the bright side”, but since my dear 41 year old brother, passed away suddenly on Feb.17 of this year, and left behind my glorious 5 and 9 year old nieces and his mentally ill wife who has cut my family off from seeing them, it has been very, very difficult. There is so much brightness in my life, but the dark is trying very hard to eclipse the bright. Very hard. Very, very hard. I am at peace with my brother’s passing because I KNOW that he is not gone, but it’s all of the life stuff that he left behind that is dark and sad and lonely.

    Beautiful picture! I want to be back in the sunshine again. But I won’t be able to fully experience that until I can bring my nieces there with me. Against my better nature, I must fight…And fight for them I will.

    Hugs and love,

    Comment by Debra W — July 17, 2008 @ 2:21 am

  2. I never thought of it like that before, but you’re right. Thanks!

    Comment by Mary Ann — July 17, 2008 @ 2:33 am

  3. not enough, karen. never ever enough.

    Comment by Holly — July 17, 2008 @ 3:07 am

  4. I’ve been thinking that it always reliably comes back to the bright side, anyway.

    Comment by TZT — July 17, 2008 @ 3:48 am

  5. But did we bring the sun screen?

    Comment by mapelba — July 17, 2008 @ 4:22 am

  6. I love your wit, Marta. I’m afraid from the looks of things most of us are over-screened. That’s OK. The sun shines whether we see it or screen it.

    Comment by Karen Maezen Miller — July 17, 2008 @ 4:30 am

  7. Today was a code orange air quality day, and the summer is just rippling with lucsiousness. You can’t sit still for a moment without being accosted by ants, bees, sweaty children, cicadas, wood-peckers, and a nice breeze. The sunlight filtered through the deep green of summer trees is what does it for me. Our neighborhood morning dove is on her third batch of babies.


    Comment by Chris Austin-Lane — July 17, 2008 @ 8:53 pm

  8. I’m always amazed by the brightness of the sun when flying on a cloudy day (said as if flight is a typical part of my day).

    Comment by Shalet — July 17, 2008 @ 11:51 pm

  9. My favourite bright side experiene is flying in a plane away from the sunrise. To look back out of the window along the golden clouds is just magic.

    Comment by Pam — July 19, 2008 @ 6:23 am

  10. Did I not notice the comment above mine?? Syncronicity.Wierd.

    Comment by Pam — July 19, 2008 @ 6:24 am

  11. Hi Karen,
    I came to your website from Bella’s Beyond the Map. Beautiful photograph and beautiful sentiment! Love it!

    Comment by Kim — July 20, 2008 @ 8:18 pm

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