Short and Sweet:

Tips for living the abundant life

Another Coffee From the August 1989 Deep Cove Crier

Let The Sun Shine!  Let The Sun Shine on Me!

I opened my bedroom curtains today at 6:41 a.m. to experience the brilliance of a radiant summer sun. It felt very warm, peaceful, and invigorating. I love the sun. My moods, thoughts, and attitudes can be significantly impacted by the "presence" or "absence" of that strange dwarf star that we call "SUN".

Most of us are sun worshippers at heart (even with the threat of skin cancer, or worse). I remember lying on the beach at Waikiki, reading Paradise Lost for an upcoming exam, and desperately trying to get a tan before the flight back to Vancouver. All I got for my troubles that day was a soggy book from the tropical rain showers.

Everyone loves the Summer Sunshine! We love it so much that we have even named a day of the week after it (Sun Day, from the latin dies solis: day of the sun). The sun is vital to virtually everyone’s well-being and career. Imagine Deep Cove in August without a single day of sunshine. It would almost feet immoral.

Deep Cove/Seymour residents may be willing to accept liquid sunshine throughout the rest of the year, but in August genuine summer sunshine is a must. Even one day of experiencing the beauty of Panorama or Cates Park on a sunny summer day is enough to make you forget a dozen rainy days.

Why this love affair, this fascination with the sun? Perhaps because of its mysterious nature and its overwhelming size. The sun’s volume is 1,300,000 times that of the earth. If the sun were a skyscraper, the earth would be the size of a person. The moon would be the size of a cocker spaniel standing next to the person.  What is it about the sun that seems to grab our attention again and again?  Click to find out more….


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