domingo, 17 de octubre de 2010

The Sun by Mary Oliver

"Have you ever seen anything in your life more wonderful than the way the sun, every evening, relaxed and easy, floats toward the horizon... "
The way the poem starts, asking the reader to reflect on the sun might be one of the things I liked the most. It is not just a poem that you read and say " Oh, it is beautiful". This poem made me think and reflect about almost everything in life, not only the sun.  What would happen if one day we woke up and there was no sun to warm us? What would happen if we could no longer see the sun rise, the sun set? We take for granted things that happen everyday just because they become a routine. The sun became a routine for us. The poem invites us to reflect on it, how we stand empty handed with nothing to offer, how it is so necessary to us and we mean nothing to it.  I thank God everyday of all the things He has given us: nature is a beautiful example of things we take for granted, but still, things we could not live without. 

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