Saturday, June 26, 2010

Day 303 or The Sun is Setting -- FINALLY

My husband is home! Yay! He is just returned from a place of eternal sunshine -- he has been in the Arctic circle during Summer Solstice. He has not seen a sun set in two weeks. When he arrived, it was around 7:00 p.m. so it was still bright. After kissing me hello, he looked up at the sky and said "The sun will go down, right?" Yes, dear. The sun will go down.

This made me think. The last 14 days have felt like one elongated day for my sweetheart. I often wish I had a few more hours in the day but I do relish my nights (as short and interrupted as they may be!). We need the sun to set on the day to have it rise on the next. Same goes in life. The sun sets on one stage of our life for it to rise on the next. When kids graduate from high school, it's a commencement. A beginning. While it clearly marks an ending, an accomplishment, it is also the start of the next stage of life.

And now as the sun sets on this stage of my life (and on this blog), I look to the sun rising on the next. I am not sure what that stage will offer but I feel more ready to meet it than I have in a long time. So as the sun sets for the first time for my husband, I will share a little wisdom from good, old Elton. Right now, however, I think my husband would take some issue with him -- LOL!

I can't light no more of your darkness
All my pictures seem to fade to black and white
I'm growing tired and time stands still before me
Frozen here on the ladder of my life

Too late to save myself from falling
I took a chance and changed your way of life
But you misread my meaning when I met you
Closed the door and left me blinded by the light

Don't let the sun go down on me
Although I search myself, it's always someone else I see
I'd just allow a fragment of your life to wander free
But losing everything is like the sun going down on me

I can't find, oh the right romantic line
But see me once and see the way I feel
Don't discard me just because you think I mean you harm
But these cuts I have they need love to help them heal

Don't let the sun go down on me
Although I search myself, it's always someone else I see
I'd just allow a fragment of your life to wander free
But losing everything is like the sun going down on me

9 comments:

blueviolet said...

You made me feel kind of sorry for your husband. I'm glad he was able to see the sun set and that he's home again! Enjoy a little hubby time!

SamiJoe said...

Ya, i've been way up north during the Solstice--i was craving darkness upon my return!
It definitely is hard to take!

Aging Mommy said...

Elton John despite his eccentricities is a wonderful song writer and when you just read the words of songs like this you realize how true a statement that is.

I wish you all the very best Traci in the next phase of your life and with the acting ventures you are pursuing.

Nancy C said...

The sun can go down, as long as we never lose our light.

Unknown Mami said...

I'm glad he's home and gets to enjoy the darkness of night.

♥Georgie♥ said...

awww i enjoyed this post....so glad your hubby is now with the setting sun....

Mayhem and Moxie said...

So sweet that you and hubby are together again. Enjoy your little reunion. Maybe you can break out the candles in his honor. :)

-Francesca

Tiffany said...

Glad your honey is home safe and sound!!

Erin said...

I know you're so happy to have him home!

I visited Norway when I was in college....the sun only went down from about 1-3 or 4 a.m. each night. It was so odd to me. I was relieved to return home for that reason, although it was a beautiful country!