Sun in the Night

Horsethief Campground, Moab, Utah, United States of America
Sun in the night
Awakens me from slumbers
Ascending into consciousness

Crisp and cold
The night air
Sounds, sharp and clear
Amplifying presence

Breathing in
Breathing out
The fog of attachment

Connected to all
One moment in eternity
Becomes eternity

Horsethief Campground
Utah, United States of America

Taken during travels, 2009

Inspired by the December 29th Daily Prompt, which is Earworm: Write whatever you normally write about, and weave in a book quote, film quote, or song lyric that’s been sticking with you this week. Written on the 29th, but posted today, the 30th.

I have chosen a lyric from the song, Sun in the Night, by Brand-X, from their album Moroccan Roll. The lyric itself is sung in Hindi:

bhaasvat saayam
sarva samaacinoti
zaazvata uddhaara
jyotis avisarmin

Sung by Phil Collins, the melody of this lyric sticks with me for days after hearing the song again, and often rises to my mind’s ear spontaneously. I find myself singing it in my mind all the time. However, I dont write (or speak, for that matter) hindi, so chose to work with the english translation.

Sun in the night
Everyone is together
Ascending in the heavens
Life is forever