Friday, February 14, 2014

I love Dawn

Why do I keep doing it?  I don't have a camera, and I certainly don't have the time during the mad morning rush.  But I love dawn, and every time I glimpse a sky that is not grey or black or dull, I  grab my phone and run up to the attic to catch the moment.



It's also a sign that I'm feeling better about life.

When I was feeling low, I stayed up really late.  I didn't want to see the dawn, I didn't want a new day to begin.  I didn't want to be faced with the same set of problems and no solutions.  Now I've (mostly) accepted that my problems are not going to go away, and I've just got to deal with them.



I'm not quite ready to embrace each new day.  But I can face it fairly calmly, and deal with things as they are, not how I'd like them to be.



Who knew that you could see so many spectacular skies from over the Dublin rooftops?  Yet one day I hope to escape from the house while it is still dark and watch the sun come up over the sea.

I love Dawn.  Do you?



12 comments:

  1. They're brilliant photos, I can't believe you took them with your phone! I'm always snapping sunrises and sunsets with my phone but now I know I need a better phone! I think the houses and rooftops look magical in these, looking forward to your sea shots sometime.

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    1. I'm waiting for the day that someone brings out a cheap but good smartphone with a brilliant camera!

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  2. What stunning photos, Blue Sky. The view from your window is amazing and I don't think you actually need a camera as your phone captures great shots. I am really glad to hear that you are beginning to feel better about life, that is lovely news.

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    1. Feeling better is a slow thing, isn't it? But here it's mostly about acceptance, as I wrote previously, and saying 'no'!

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  3. No. Unless it involves a very large aeroplane and even then only if I'm arriving.

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  4. Wow. It's great to see things from your perspective. I used to like dawn when I worked night shifts (maaaaany years ago now) for obvious reasons...now I'm thinking "I really shouldn't be up this early". Your photos are stunning tho XXX

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    1. My ex used to do night shifts, and I used to feel sick at the thought, but then I managed them as a Mum, as did so many of us :) xxx

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  5. Yes I think you must get a camera, although you do brilliantly with your phone! I am sensing that it would feed your soul and that you have an eye that is drawn to the beauty of the world. I think photography connects us even more to beauty and mystery.....go for it!! Love these pics.....

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