Rise and Shine

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Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.
Isaiah 60:1

A nice image to start the day, it seems to me.

And it’s the origin of our expression “rise and shine.”

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10 comments on “Rise and Shine

  1. I clicked on the image to enlarge it … you can almost smell the morning … the trees, the sun and all that rich earth … That’s one of my favorite verses … Have a wonderful day!

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    • Bill says:

      Thanks Teresa. It’s been a beautiful day. We just came in from checking on our goat Madonna, the last of our mamas to kid this season. She delivered healthy pretty twins. ๐Ÿ™‚ A nice way to close out the day.

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  2. The source of our common phases is something I often think about. This one is new for me. Like it. May we all be all shine today.

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    • Bill says:

      I like it too. It’s interesting to me how many of our common expressions have agricultural or sailing origins, the meaning of which are completely lost on most of us today. This one fits sunrise very nicely I think.

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  3. Bill, it’s impossible to beat the beauty of creation, don’t you think? It’s something that I never get tired of seeing. The beauty of sun rise and sun set soothes the soul. There’s something about the cool of the morning with the first rays of sun light that has an effect on the psyche. One of my favorite things is to get up in the early morning and watch the world wake up with Folgers in my cup. Birds are singing as ground animals begin to scurry around. Thanks for reminding me that those days are here once again.

    Have a great rise and shine day.

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    • Bill says:

      You’re right Dave. I’m blessed to be able to enjoy the sunrises and sunsets. I’ve just come in and was able to enjoy a particularly beautiful sunset this evening, serenaded by a mockingbird and a whippoorwill.

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  4. Synchronicity abounds today. Or maybe it’s just this time of year. All day yesterday I had the David Wilcox song, “Rise” in my head. Your sunrise is so fitting. Hope it’s a lovely day.

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    • Bill says:

      Thanks HC. It’s been a fine day. I don’t know that song, but I really like Rise by the Robbie Seay Band: “Rise, rise. People of love, rise. Give yourself away.”

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  5. shoreacres says:

    When I was a child, that always was the parental greeting in the morning. It didn’t make a bit of difference if it was mom or dad — they’d cruise in, open the shade if it was down, and declare, “Rise and shine, sleepyhead!”

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    • Bill says:

      Same here.

      And now I think of the line from the Glass Menagerie (even if I didn’t know it then): “I will rise. But I will NOT shine.” ๐Ÿ™‚ (The nicer of Tom’s responses)

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