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Helios — at last

It’s been a glorious day: warm, bright, sunny, breezy—the kind folk in northern territories migrate south for the season. This is Florida at its best.

Blue sky and palm tree

Blue Sky and Palm Tree. Miami, 2016.

The topic of everyone’s conversation today: “Sun! Look at the sun and the bright blue sky.”

We awoke this morning to a gloomy fog, wondering where it came from or what djinn had conjured it from a mischievous spell. But by noon the sun had risen high and warm enough to dispel any remnants of clouds, humidity, or uncertainty. We stared in awe at the marvel of a South Florida winter sky.

It’s been a glorious day: warm, bright, sunny, breezy—the kind folk in northern territories migrate south for the season. This is Florida at its best.

For weeks previously, we remained indoors, wondering where the clouds and rain came from. A spell of gray gloomy days reminded me of what northern spring days are like. For weeks we did without sunny days or warm spells. So today it was a wonder that we all ventured out to stare at the sky to remind ourselves how endless and dizzying a blue sky can be.

Fingers were pointed upwards, faces turned to the sun, and some (myself included) could almost swear to have caught a glimpse of Helios, the Sun god, cheerfully steering his flame chariot across the sky.

The Practice of Contemplative Photography.

About the author Walter

Walter lives and works in and around South Florida. When not practicing or studying acupuncture, you can find him at one of Miami’s beaches, or in a coffee shop lost in the pages of a good book. Walter enjoys diverse interests such as reading Tarot, practicing Qi Gong and Tai Chi, learning Buddhist dharma, practicing shamanic healing, writing for his blogs, reading Oriental philosophy, traveling to new places and old favorites, exploring contemplative photography with his iPhone, sitting quietly in meditation, practicing healthy fitness, and promoting wellbeing.

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3 Comments

  1. Yes we are in dark grey gloomy sky, cool with ugly rain. I envy your weather.

  2. Lovely to see the sun; lovely to see you posting!

  3. It snowed in London last night!
    Jean-Paul

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