Reflections in the sun

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Shimmering images, drenched in sun rays and sunshine, seem to rain from the summer sky, while waves of heat assault the withering and wilting life of every type and ever kind that squints and cowers beneath the fraying shade of innocence.

REFLECTIONS IN THE SUN

By Al Garcia

Shimmering images, drenched in sun rays and sunshine, seem to rain from the summer sky, while waves of heat assault the withering and wilting life of every type and ever kind that squints and cowers beneath the fraying shade of innocence. 

Reflections in the sun decry the critics and the foes of those that struggle to sustain and caution of nature’s power and displeasure, despite the supremacy that abounds and reflects the witless ignorance of the uninformed and unqualified that ignore the plight of man and beast and flora on the shriveling bright blue sphere that spins in the dark expanse of time.

The scorching heat infects the symmetry of the lands, the seas, and the great expanse of mountains of solid ice that have withstood the eons of our existence.  The falling ageless glaciers, the burning forests, the rising tides of seas, and the swirling winds and rains that gather like heaven’s army on seas across the globe, all speak of what is, and forewarn of what will be.

The ancients saw the splendor of our world for what it was and is – a home in the vastness of time and space, to be cherished, guarded and protected from abuse, misuse and even overuse.  There was a simplicity of respect for the earth and the heavens, as there was simplicity of faith.  They too saw reflections in the sun.  But unlike us, they read the signs, and understood the warnings and significance of each shadow, each reflection and each changing season as it came and went. 

We have abandoned our simplicity for the complexity of knowledge.  We have mistaken our intellect and cleverness as power over all, including nature, time, space and even God.  Yet, it is this every arrogance of man that now questions the simplicity of the reflections in the sun that tell of the abuse, misuse and even overuse of all that sustains and maintain the land, the seas, the sky and the air.  How cruel that supremacy and expediency has blinded us to the simplicity of life itself. 

And soon, we too will be only a reflection in the sun.


Submitted: May 23, 2021

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