Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #122: The Sun will come out Tomorrow

Sol x Samyang

The sun’ll come out tomorrow
Bet your bottom dollar
That tomorrow
There’ll be sun!
Just thinkin’ about
Tomorrow
Clears away the cobwebs
And the sorrow
‘Til there’s none!
When I’m stuck with a day
That’s grey
And lonely
I just stick out my chin
And grin
And say
Oh!
The sun’ll come out
Tomorrow
So ya gotta hang on
‘Til tomorrow
Come what may
Tomorrow, tomorrow!
I love ya tomorrow!
You’re always
A day
Away!
When I’m stuck with a day
That’s grey
And lonely
I just stick out my chin
And grin
And…

I suppose you all remember the lovely Annie, singing this hopeful song.  It seemed to me that today, with everything that is happening in the world, it’s a good time to remember that, although everything seems gray, tomorrow the sun will rise again and it will illuminate everything.

I don’t want to fall into gratuitous positivity.  Not every day can be wonderful.  There are times in life when suffering is there, for many reasons, and it is difficult to overcome.  Those moments are part of life and no one gets rid of them.  But how we live those situations and what we learn from them, is within us.   Although a pleasant ray of sunshine always helps, right?

¡Adiós Sol! / Goodbye Sun!

The Sun is always there, though sometimes we turn our backs

The sun and death, two things that cannot be looked at head on (as Irvin D. Yalom says in his book “Looking at the Sun”).

But it is not just an illusion of well-being.  According to a study by Brigham Young University (United States), the number of light hours affect our emotional state.  Feeling the warmth of the sun on your skin is one of the most pleasurable sensations in the world.

…Ummm, whoever did this study didn’t spend the summer on my land… then I prefer lunar rays…  😉

The Sun, guardian of our positive emotions.

Low mood leads people to be apathetic, unwilling to move on, with sleep problems, lack of strength, and a sense of discomfort and frustration.  Something that might help is in front of our eyes:  the Sun.  It provides the organism with vitamin D, which positively influences the mood.  In turn exposure to the sun favors the production of a neurotransmitter called serotonin whose deficit produces a low mood.  Exposure to the sun for 10-15 minutes daily is very beneficial and greatly improves mood.

Mirando el sol

Even when the sky is covered with clouds, it’s still there.

Sun of the Incas,
sun of the Mayans,
mature American sun,
sun in which Mayans and Quiches
recognized and worshipped,
and in which old Aymara
like amber were burned.

Red pheasant when you lift
and when stockings, white pheasant,
sun painting and tattoo
male and leopard caste.

Sun of mountains and valleys,
of abysses and plains,
Raphael of our marches,
golden lebrel of our steps,
through every land and sea
holy and sign of my brothers.

(Excerpt from a poem by Gabriela Mistral)

The translation is mine, so I apologize for any possible mistakes. It’s not easy to translate poetry.

This has been my contribution as host of this week’s Lens-Artists.

In my country it is said that “de bien nacido es ser agradecido“, in English it may be “gratitude is the sign of noble souls”, for which I want to thank Amy, Ann-Christine, Patti and Tina, for thinking of me for this task, I felt very honored.

Since I found their challenges, I have tried to participate every week, I like them a lot and I love the atmosphere that is “breathed” with all the participants.

And thank you in advance to all of you who dedicate your time to reading and participating in this song of sun and hope.  🙂

In your post, include a link to this post and use the Lens-Artists tag so that everyone can find your post in the WP Reader.” And “Next week, Ann-Christine’s will lead the challenge on Saturday, November 14th at noon.

Last week, you shared beautiful, diverse, and breathtaking photos that “Focus on the Subject.”  Your images drew our attention to the subject by using some (or all!) of the techniques we highlighted, including–leading lines, patterns, color, contrast, selective focus, freezing the action, doorways or arches, or the eyes of humans or animals.
 
HAVE YOU SEEN THESE?
 

1.     Chris Breebaart shares a powerful image focusing on a small boy. https://chrisbreebaart.com/2020/11/01/melancholy/ 

2.     Ingrid at Live, Laugh, Love, RV shares wonderful images from her travels in Wisconsin.  https://livelaughrv.net/2020/11/01/focus-on-a-story-with-your-photos/

3.     Brenda at A Meditative Journey with Saldage has posted beautiful images that highlight the different techniques of focusing on the subject. https://ameditativejourney.wordpress.com/2020/10/31/lens-artists-photo-challenge-focus-on-the-subject/

4.     Philo at Philosophy Through Photography shares wonderful images and quotes on the topic of focusing on the subject: https://philosophyvia.photos/2020/11/05/focus-on-the-subject/

 

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