Right Steps & Poui Trees

And 2022 Begins…

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It’s a ritual I have grown to enjoy in recent years…going up on my roof and watching some combination of the sun or moon rising or setting on New Year’s Eve and again on New Year’s Day. Often I am drinking a cup of tea as I watch and reflect.

On December 31, 2021, I watched the sun set…on a particularly challenging year…

That night from the roof, I watched fireworks, as I have for many years now. There were a lot this year, far more than last year, when we had a 10 p.m. Covid curfew and stricter gathering restrictions. This year the curfew was 1 a.m.

Having gone to bed late, I set my alarm to make sure that I woke up to catch sunrise New Year’s morning. I made a cup of tea and climbed the stairs to the roof, in search of the sun. Instead I found the thinnest of crescent moons under a low bank of red clouds! It was an immense and beautiful surprise and felt like such a gift!

I watched as the sky lightened and the moon faded…a fainter and fainter line of light, which I could only see because I knew it was there and I knew where to look…

Eventually the moon disappeared from sight and the sun came up from over the hill…shining through an ackee tree…

I’ve been thinking a lot about things we might see, if we knew they were there and knew where to look. Like the doves sitting in that ackee tree, in the picture above…

Happy New Year!

Author: rightpouitree

Navigating the real and virtual worlds and sometimes writing about what I observe...

6 thoughts on “And 2022 Begins…

  1. Wow, Susan. What incredible photos! The red clouds at sunrise are extraordinary. Happy New Year!

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  2. The roof has become such a special place for me. And yes to trees and flowers! 🙂

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  3. As I read your words and looked at the photos, a sense of calm and peace allowed me to see what you saw including the dove. Thanks for sharing – glorious as usual! A Happy New Year to you too.

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