sing the dawn

A dear friend recently told me that I’m someone who sings songs of the dawn. I was enriched and encouraged by this. At this moment as I sit at my desk with tears burning on my cheeks and a broken heart ripping through my chest, feeling like it will never heal I am reminded of something that Rabindranath Tagore said, “Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.”

One thought that rings through my mind is: This too will pass, but ultimately who I am needs to stand firm. So I remind myself I am dreamer as defined by Oscar Wilde: “A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.”

I want to reawaken and keep myself awake, not by mechanical aid, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn (Henry David Thoreau). One last beautiful thing to share along these lines:

“Sweet songbird singing in the morning hour
Waking me up to tell me how
Another day passes along
I love that simple song that reminds me
I’m getting closer to you
And every time thoughts tumble down
My mind is unwound
So much to say
Maybe on another day
When these words will come out right

A lesson in love is the hardest thing
You and I will ever learn
Because our hearts are so shy
And I think of you everyday
And in the night I pray
That you’re safe from harm
We’re walking on a thin string
But I know the Lords got the whole thing in his hands
We’re strangers in this land
But together could make our way home
Make our way home

The fire passed me by
The earthquakes shaking the mountain
And I let em’ go
When love had left me dry
Your quiet voice broke through
To water my soul now
Oh sweet thing, she’s coming round my way
Oh sweet love, what else can I say
Today” – Josh Garrels, Songbird

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