Friday, January 18, 2013
All Summer (Almost) in a Morning
This is something we don't often see in Vancouver -- a morning sunrise. Usually the mornings are foggy, misty, rainy, wet, damp -- did I mention rainy? This morning I saw this beautiful sight, and I snapped a picture of it from my terrace. I'll keep it to look at when the rains return, so I can remember the sunshine, like little Margot in Ray Bradbury's "All Summer in a Day". Margot lived on Venus, a rainy planet where the sun shone for only one hour every seven years. Margot knew about this marvelous thing called sunshine, because she had recently lived on earth where the sun did shine. She describes the sun as "a penny", or "like a fire in the stove" but the other children don't believe her. Just as the sun is about to come out, the other children lock Margot in a closet, and she misses it. Vancouver is not quite as rainy as that, but there are days when it feels that way.
Have a great weekend, everyone.