Saturday, October 29, 2011

Rain--Priscilla Ahn, Music Video

One knows it sometimes when one gets up at the tender solemn dawn-time
and goes out and stands alone and throws one's head far back
and looks up and up
and watches the pale sky slowly changing and flushing
and marvelous unknown things happening until the east almost makes one cry out
and one's heart stands still at the strange unchanging majesty of the rising of the sun
~ which has been happening every morning for thousands and thousands of years.

One knows it when for a moment or so.

And one knows it sometimes when one stands by oneself in a wood at sunset
and the mysterious deep gold stillness slanting through and under the branches
seems to be saying slowly again and again something one cannot quite hear,
however much one tries.

Then sometimes the immense quiet of the dark-blue at night
with millions of stars waiting and watching makes one sure;
and sometimes a sound of far-off music makes it true;
and sometimes a look in someone's eyes.

~ excerpt from THE SECRET GARDEN
by Frances Hodgson Burnett