It is a glorious day. The sun is brightly shining through a cloudless sky.
I’ve been up since six this morning. I have been awake since before five this morning when I woke up and couldn’t go back to sleep. I gave up trying to sleep after almost an hour of tossing and turning in bed.
Through my bedroom window I could see the faint outline of the trees as earth came back to life early this morning. I remembered reading that three planets: Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars were aligned and visible in the early morning. So, I climbed out of bed, dressed, and started the coffee.
The lake was still, and the lake was shrouded in a deep blue hue in the pre-dawn light. Along the southeastern I could see one planet with the naked eye and could faintly make out the other two. I quickly snapped a shot and then used an iPhone app – Skyview Light – to visualize the early morning sky. What my eye could see, my phone could not – not enough light.
But the three planets were there – hidden in the light.
“The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.” Henri Bergson
I took my photos and started my morning. The hot strong coffee brought me fully awake as the sun rose higher in the sky.
A few hours into the morning, my brother called, and I shared my morning experience and I used the app to capture three planets and millions of stars in the fully brightened sky – hidden to the naked eye.
There is so much to see in our world we miss it by looking at only the brightly shining objects. Hidden plainly in the light there are gems and planets and stars and so much more.
The sun rose this morning at 6:35 AM it will set 8:38 PM. In between I have fourteen hours and three minutes to make hay while the sun shines and as I write I am almost half-way through my day meaning I have seven or so more hours to make the day count – that’s optimist in me. So, I had better jump up, jump in, and seize the day. Making the days count, one day at a time, even when things are seemingly hidden, they are still there.
What is something normally hidden which you have been able to see lately?
NOTE: This post is inspired by the WordPress Discovery Prompt: hidden. Today, let us tune out the noise and turn our eyes to things that are normally hidden.