It surrounds me.
The time change this past weekend has left me a bit discombobulated and unsettled.
One of my absolute favorite things (and routines) when I am home is to wake up, get my cup of coffee, give the cats their treats and amble back to the coziness of my bed to watch the sunrise fully explode over the lake. The view from our bedroom windows is usually pretty stunning even if the windows do need washed.
But the time change changes all of that.
At least for a while.
It is pitch black as I write this and even though I have my coffee on the nightstand and two purring cats – one on each side- I feel that something is not quite right.
I can see glimpses of light from the occasional car that crosses the small bridge over the lake, a light goes on in a window across the lake but the darkness prevails.
It is unsettling when it is not what I am used to.
But isn’t that just like life?
The unexpected and the out of the normal sometimes unsettle me.
Routines are disrupted and I find myself trying to scramble to catch up and get things right again.
There it comes.
The light of day.
Sunrise is on the horizon.
Soon the majestic sun will be peeping out and shining in all of its glory.
A new normal. A new routine. A new day has begun.
All is well.
Out of the darkness comes light.
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As humans we certainly do resist change but then when we embrace it, it is always good. Out of the darkness comes light is so true. We need to remind ourselves. WE haven’t changed our clocks yet but will in 2 weeks. Dot and I will still go for our walk at the same time and all will be well.
All will be well. Exactly. I love your attitude. Darkness won’t last forever!
Ugh, I can’t stand the fact that it’s dark again in the a.m. I know it will change, but like Darlene above, I am not a fan of change. 🙂
The darkness is temporary, I know, but it always affects me. I would much rather wake up to the sun coming up and beautiful light. But it will happen soon enough. Patience….
Beautiful and such a reflection of times of our lives!
Thank you, Katy. I am so glad you liked it.
SO beautiful! My Dad always said the only thing constant in life is change…he is right!
Your Dad was correct! Change is inevitable and I have to just adjust to it. Thanks for stopping by!
Beth Ann, I love this post! So beautifully crafted. Aren’t we ever so thankful that out of the darkness came The Light – our Savior? Without Him, our world would be so very dark. Loved your photo too, by the way. 🙂 Springing forth with Daylight Savings Time discombobulates me also, but I do like that daylight sticks around a little longer in the evening.
You picked up on the underlying theme of my post. 🙂 There is light. There is always light. Thank you! The photo is from my bedroom looking out over the lake on a particularly wonderful morning. I am looking forward to more of those.
That is an excellent reminder– “out of the darkness comes light…”
Yes. Always. There is always light.
We’re adjusting here too. So far no sunrise to speak of either day since the time change. And the first day we just slept all day. Today Katie was up an hour earlier than normal…or if you’re a sheltie…at the exact same hour, which she says isn’t her fault if the silly humans changed the clock. Glad light finally showed up for you!
I always wonder how pets adjust to our silliness as humans and this is one of those times! Sounds like Katie is right on schedule. 🙂
The time change always gets me and I do not like getting up in the pitch black. I swear everyone was much later than usual to school this morning. I do like it being light later but the mornings for now will get to me.
While the sun doesn’t go up over our lake, it’s still a beautiful sight to wake up to but like you, i don’t see it right now. 🙂
I bet your view is every bit as wonderful as mine. Longer days are coming. I just have to be patient!
This resonates. I loved it. thank you. Hugs!
Thanks, Annie. I appreciate your sweet words. Means a lot coming from you!
Comforting routines! It’s how we’re wired, complete, dopamine, repeat. Haha Welcome to the dark side.