Thursday, February 5, 2015

Two Hundred Thirty-One

February 5, 2015
7.30 Miles in 1:08:48
Mood: Impressed by natural beauty as I negotiate the average suburbs.
Soundtrack: Avett Brothers "Mignonette" / Rich Mullins "A Liturgy, A Legacy & A Ragamuffin Band

The sunrise this morning was rather bland, however it made the western sky look amazing. I was running through an unfamiliar neighborhood about halfway through my run today and turned a corner and was hit with this view. The moon seemed twice as bright as usual, the mountains had a hint of pink, and the clouds were resplendent. It caught me by surprise and kind of took my breath away. As good as this picture is, it doesn't actually capture just how jarring this view was. It was awesome.

It made me think of the line from Rich Mullin's "Here in America" song that says, "And there's so much beauty around us for just two eyes to see." In fact, that lyric hit me so intensely that I had to look up the album on Spotify and listen to it immediately. "Everywhere I go, I'm looking!"

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