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Dawn and Dusk – Just a thought.

No pictures – nothing. It’s a simple post.

I was just thinking about dawn and dusk.

I couldn’t decide which I like better. They both have their own beautiful points.

Dawn is refreshing, the feeling of renewal, the birds are singing praise, the leaves of the trees are gently whistling their grace for the blessing of a new day. It’s a rebirth. It’s a new start. It’s peaceful. It’s almost like whatever happened the day before is disregarded, and we have been granted another chance to right whatever wrongs occured the previous day. It’s that moment, right at the start of the day, when everything feels clean, the air seems new and the sunlight is fresh. Just like how our cells renew themselves (mitosis 🙂 ) the Earth seems to have renewed itself.

Dusk is a chance to view another side to the world. A side, which has its own wildlife, its own melodic whistles, its own enriching breezes. The animals of the night come and instinctively do as nature intended. Dusk is like walking into a painting, because as the clouds form and decorate the blue sky during the day, there are suddenly tiny twinkling diamonds embellishing a vast darkness. The stars twinkle further than we could ever travel, but somehow, and with such ease, our eyes can take us there. The Moon is the Sun of the night, watching over us, reminding us that we’re not alone.

I probably do need to point out that I have some form of sky infatuation – I can stare at it for hours on end 🙂

I find it all so symbolic. When I think about dawn and dusk, I associate dawn with ‘beginning’ as I’ve just said. So should it stand to reason that dusk signifies the ‘end’? I don’t think so. When dusk falls it does mean the end of the day, clearly, but with the start of dusk comes the start of something entirely new. A celestial radiance that cannot be experienced in the presence of sunlight. It’s comforting, because although it’s dark, the stars are there. The Moon is there. Life isn’t standing still, it is forever with us. I guess what I’m trying to say is although it appears to be dark, God has purposefully put these natural products in front of us so we don’t lose hope that there will be light at the end of it all. He would never leave us alone, that’s why He put these things for us to embrace in our times of darkness. Almost like, although it appears to be the end, there is life afterwards. We’re comforted, and before we know it, the light reappears and dawn breaks. The cycle is renewed, our faith in the new day is restored, and it continues.


I can’t decide which I like better. And frankly, I don’t think either should be favoured – they are both vital, because without one, the other wouldn’t exist. They complement each other, in a cycle of comfort and renewal. There’s a gorgeous quote:

“Dusk, is just an illusion, because the sun is either above the horizon or below it. And that means that day and night are linked in a way that few things are; there cannot be one without the other, yet they cannot exist at the same time. How would it feel, I remember wondering to be always together, yet forever apart?”