My young son Patrick woke us up this morning just after six. Normally, he will slep until 8 am, as we like to have him burning off excess energy outside when we can. Keeps him healthy, and helps him sleep.
However, when it became apparent that after waking, he was not going back to sleep, I went to his room to see if everything was OK. He seemed fine, but the bedroom, which recently has been quite dark at this time of day was noticably brighter and also very warm. This brightness apeared to come within the room from outside.
I raised the blind, and was hit full in the face by this ethereal glow. Not only did it play havoc with my retina for some time, it also appeared to generate this beam of warmth that was not at all unpleasant.
After allowing my eyes to adjust, I had another look out of the window. The glow appeared to emanate from a definite part of the sky to my east, and appeared to bring everything into sharp focus. Hills to the east that had been invisible for some time now, rose majestically above the town, and the Blackdown hills, some fifteen miles to the east were resplendantly green. Each tree stood out boldly against a background of bright green fields. Closer in, water droplets clinging to leaves, the clothes line, or even the soffits beneath the roof carried rainbow colours that were exquisite in their beauty.
Also, the colour of the sky. Never had photos or paintings of the Mediterranean Sea or oceans surrounding islands in tropical Paradise had exuded a blue as pure and as deep as this. And the entire sky was blue. No matter which way I faced, north, south, east or west, this intense blueness covered the entire Celestial Dome.
And the psychological effect? One of pure joy. Haleluja!!!
This post has been edited by Nigel Bolton: 08 July 2012 - 11:00