Thursday, February 18, 2010

Sunrise at Gamboa

  Every morning before dawn a multitude of birds herald the coming and then, suddenly,  at 6:22 am the sun rises over the jungle at Colon, flooding the sky with light and warmth.  Every afternoon at about 6:10 pm the golden ball disappears over the western side of the jungle and falls into the Pacific.  The creatures have the night to themselves and the sounds are a tantalizing invitation to join them if you dare.  The evening nature walk is the best time to catch them.  We are close to the equator.  Near the middle of the earth at this land bridge between North and South America.  Strange and wonderful things happen here. The daily miracle of rebirth. Faith put into action. Lent giving way to Easter morning.

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