Staring at the Sun

Can you eat the sun?

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American Gold Finch

Yes. Really?

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Elderberries, Okanagan Falls

Yes. Can you stand on the sun without burning your feet?

P1470992 Yes! Can you become beams of light?

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Yes. Of course. Can there be more than one sun?

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Red Haven Peaches, Okanagan Landing

Yes. There are many suns. Can the sun make a nest like a bird?

P1470855Arrow-leafed Balsam Root

Yes! Can time be stopped until the sun comes again?

P1470833 Yes! Can you stare at the sun for hours without going blind?

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Yes, you can! Can you pass the sun on to others?

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Greata Plums, Keremeos

Yes. Is this called “living”?

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Lady Bird and Dill, Okanagan Landing.

Yes, indeed. Is this called “dying”?

P1470768 Yes, it is. Is that a part of life?

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Red Osier Dogwood, Grey Canal Trail, Bella Vista

Yes, but not simply. Are the sky, the earth and the sun one?

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My Father’s Hydrangeas

Yes! Do you know the secrets of the universe?

P1470159My Father’s Hydrangeas

Yes. Does all this happen on earth?

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Malling Apple Rootstocks, Fruiting, Bella Vista

Yes! Is that what the earth is?

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Trembling Aspen

Yes. Is that part of the sun?

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Sailboats Riding Gravitational Winds, Okanagan Lake

Yes. We are living in the sun. Does that bring tears to the eyes?

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Onion Harvest, Okanagan Landing

Yes, it does. Is the wind a part of this sun?

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 Milkweed Seeds, Waiting for the Wind, Skaha Lake

Yes! Are we alone here?

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Black Wasp

(There are hundreds out today. This is their time. They look like queen carpenter ants.)

No! We are not alone at all.

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What is that? I don’t know! Isn’t that cool! Isn’t it cool as well that the force that makes this apricot leaf also makes this caterpillar?

P1480883And elderberries, too?

P1480640That’s enough to fill a life, it is. But if you want more, there are always grapes.

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And rowans peeking from the background.

Pity about the fence. On behalf of all humans, I apologize for that. Some of us are trying to do something about that, but humans are such frightened things, it’s a big task. Please be patient.

In the meantime, there is the sun, and sailboats riding on molten comets…

P1480727 … and nectarines!

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Would you rather a world made out of machines?

 

 

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