Tuesday, August 28, 2007

The Morning Inside of Us

"...what dear Henry David once said is so true: morning is the most memorable season of the day, the awakening hour. That's the time when we're most alert to sounds, to smells, to tastes--to the world around us. There is something awake in us then that sleeps all the rest of the day--and when we're most awake, then, of course, that's when we're most alive. We must always remember to listen to the morning inside of us."

"No more words tonight, please. There are little night demons who can appear from nowhere after midnight to twist our words and warp our thoughts. Wait, please--wait until morning and see how different everything will seem. Bombs bursting all around us at midnight can be transformed, in the clear light of day, into nothing more than delicate little bubbles vanishing into the air...Please, little dove. Please...Trust the morning."

"Always, dear children, always remember to keep the morning and the springtime in you."

--Enchantress of Crumbledown, by Donald R. Marshall

3 comments:

Officer Leeroy said...

If we could only get Annalee to understand this she would see that it is futile to cry in the evenings, and that she should just go to sleep and will feel much better in the morning! On a more serious note, this is a great quote, I completely agree, though I don't always like going to bed early or it's just too hard to get up early. One of these days...

Coach Ann said...

I like this. Is she quoting from Henry David Thoreau? It sounds like osmething he would say.

janet said...

I really like this. So many times troubles can seem so big at night time, and in the day they can indeed be transformed into little bubbles. Recognized, but much easily taken care of. We too have to trust the morning!