A Blog by Chicken Wrangler Sara

The sunrise was particularly beautiful this morning when I went outside to feed the chickens. I don’t always pay attention to it but this morning the sky was bright orange.

By the time I finished getting all the birds their breakfast and got my camera, it had changed.

It was still pretty.  In fact our daughter posted pictures from her window in Huntsville.

I thought of several things as I completed my morning routine.

I wondered how many sunrises I have missed because I have not paid attention.  After all, the sun rises every morning and if it isn’t raining, it can be a very pleasant sight.

And then I thought about how quickly the sunrise changes.  Our daughter took a progression of pictures this morning to catch the many stages of the beauty.  That reminded me how quickly time moves.  Whether it is a beautiful time or an ugly time, it will not last forever.

That was a comforting thought as the pandemic and all the changes it brings continue on. It will come to an end.

Of course I was reminded of a song from the musical Fiddler on the Roof called “Sunrise, Sunset.”  The parents sing it at their daughter’s wedding.  The chorus says:

“Sunrise, sunset, sunrise, sunset,

Quickly fly the days.

Seedlings turn overnight to sunflowers

Blossoming even as we gaze.

Sunrise, sunset, sunrise, sunset

Quickly fly the years

One season following another

Laden with happiness and tears.”

The sunrise and sunset both pass quickly, as does the time in between them.  I need to pay closer attention so I don’t miss anything.