The Other I

April 9, 2013

Hail to the SUN!

Filed under: Just Stuff — theotheri @ 9:05 pm

I’ve never been someone who has felt I have to get out of the house.  In fact, ever since I learned to read, I could sit for hours with a book, un-tempted by the sunshine and fresh air outside.

But after a pitiful excuse for summer last year and then one of the longest, coldest, windiest, wettest, and dreariest winters I have ever known, I am now greeting the sun with awe.  I understand – and I do not exaggerate – how primitive people thought of the sun as a god.  I admit that I am now looking at the weather forecast with almost religious fervor.

And although I’m not suggesting that we return to offering our vestal virgins in sacrifice, I have foregone my postings on this blog this last week because the sun-god has returned.   I can’t ever remember feeling quite this exhilarated because I can walk out the door into sunshine and engage in what in other times I might have called “work.”

How long this will go on for, I don’t know.

But right now, if I have a choice between being on the internet or under the sun, the sun is winning.



  1. I love the way you write, it’s amazing


    Comment by truthfullyopinionated — April 10, 2013 @ 1:24 am | Reply

    • Thank you. It’s nice to get your feedback – especially when it’s so positive.


      Comment by theotheri — April 10, 2013 @ 7:40 pm | Reply

  2. I have been confined to bed on and off for the last two years and I absolutely REJOICE when I can get outside and feel the warmth of the sun on my face! Sunlight streaming through the trees and reflecting on the water remind me of baptism and, most importantly, the resurrection! God Bless you for your thoughts. Caite


    Comment by caite — April 10, 2013 @ 10:15 pm | Reply

    • It sounds as if you understand what I mean about the power of the sun — maybe even better than I do. Thank you.

      I hope that what has been confining you to bed for the last two years is banished some day soon – at least in spirit. But perhaps that has already happened.

      Again, thank you.


      Comment by theotheri — April 11, 2013 @ 8:49 pm | Reply

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