Here We Go Again

Here We Go Again

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Bells Not Necessary

General Invitation-- Please pass this along to anyone you think might enjoy doing this.

1-  Pick a month and curate an event (public or private).
Pick one day during your chosen month and plan an event for a group observation and performance to accompany either the sunrise and/or sunset. It does not need to be limited to the ringing of bells. As long as the purpose of the event is to witness and/or celebrate and share as a group the beginning or ending of a new day, anything goes.

2- Add a sunrise/ sunset observance to the beginning or end of an event or series of events that you are already involved with. The sun sets around 8:00 PM in the late Spring and early Fall. Logistically, it wouldn’t be difficult to include an invitation to participate in a performance of the dailybell. I would be happy to provide information about the project, a cheap source of bells to have on hand and anything other support you would like.

3- Research and report on an existing tradition-
Find an existing tradition of sunrise and/or sunset observation in your area (geographical or area of interest) and approach them or report on their activity. Perhaps you could organize a tandem event or even join the group in their (celebration). Many religions mark the times of day through group performance and/or prayer. And as you well know, the Solstices and Equinoxes are favorite times for people to engage in (some kind of observation).

No matter what you decide to do, please be willing to document and share your event in some way-

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Observing this Winter Solstice

December 21, 2017. Sunrise 7:16 AM.
Brooklyn, NY.

Cold blast first thing in the morning on the darkest day of the year. Tomorrow will be less dark for all of us in the Northern Hemisphere (at least as far as the sun is concerned). Blessings and hope to all as our days ahead expand into the light in every possible way.

Monday, December 18, 2017

East River ablaze

December 18, 2017. Sunset 4:30 PM.
Brooklyn NY

Still from video by Ginger Hutchinson-

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Friday, December 1, 2017

slow fade

December 1, 2017. Sunset 4:51 PM.
San Francisco, CA.

Catching the last light of December’s first sunset with my friend Thea. Only 3 minutes earlier than a week ago, the rate of shrinking days is slowing down.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

November 23, 2017. Sunset 4:53 PM. (ooo so early).
Albany, CA.

Counting my blessings as I think of everyone here today and remembering those who are not. Love and deep appreciation to you all.

Merrily we roll along

November 23, 2017. 4:43 PM

From my friend Merri...sunset somewhere between Philadelphia and Elizabethtown

-- from Joe