Sunday, March 4, 2012

Of Day and Night

Downtown Milwaukee

"It often seems to me that night is still more richly colored than the day." Van Gogh
When Van Gogh spoke he was referring to the starry sky and the presence of more colors in the heavens than a simple blue sky with white dots as stars. There does seem to be a special spirit endowed in the evening hours, be they in the city or in places where you can see stars as Van Gogh describes. I took a quick look through the Milwaukee Art Museum this past week during one of their monthly free first Thursday events. I took the above photo on my way out. The museum has been a bit of an architectural marvel since it's renovation in 2001, the addition of the Pavilion designed by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava.

While the evening is something I've already embraced readily, I'm becoming more attuned to the early mornings. This is the second day of the Baha'i Fast, which happens every year from 2 March to 20 March. It's meant to be a spiritually uplifting time. Even though not eating or drinking during the daylight hours may be difficult from time to time, the opportunity for growth outweighs all else.

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