The Sun Will Rise

Full many a glorious morning have I seen
Flatter the mountaintops with sovereign eye,
Kissing with golden face the meadows green,
Gilding pale streams with heavenly alchemy.

~ William Shakespeare, Sonnet 33
Not a comet, the sun.

When you see mornings like this, it’s hard to believe that the sun will ever come out again. Sometimes it doesn’t. The clouds close in again and the day stays gray.

There’s a mountain back there, to the tree’s right. It points toward Mount Rainier, as if to assure us that it’s still there, even though we can’t see it.

See? There it is. The Mountain.

Even the heaviest clouds will eventually lift and look beautiful while doing so.

The Mountain wearing a shawl of clouds.

In winter the sun rises from behind Rainier’s right (south) shoulder. Rainier is so massive that it creates its own weather system. It snags clouds coming in from the Pacific Ocean, which results in great amounts of rain and snow. It often hides behind clouds or fog. Visitors frequently leave disappointed. The season makes no difference. The Mountain appears when it appears. Being on its flank makes no difference. It still conceals itself in the clouds.

January sunrise.

As the Northern Hemisphere starts to tilt toward the sun, it comes around from behind Rainier and rises behind the Cascade Range.

Even if you cover the whole world with darkness, you can never stop the sun from rising.     

~ Debasish Mridha

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