Sunrise 3 June 2021 - Leanne Ayre
I recalled a proverb of how the sun has only one day. That each day is a new sun and so it was important to spend each day honouring that existence. I watched her rise, concentrated and red, putting her energy into climbing. I watched her light up the whole sky allowing us to witness the day. There’s a beauty to Hull. It’s not a beauty found in forests or in rolling hills but it’s there. I remembered past events and festivals and thought about how buildings which often feel so imposing now seemed so insignificant. I appreciated the traffic and the chimneys starting up and how this was my sunrise. How I kept vigil on her and how she would keep her vigil over the city for the day until someone comes tonight to honour the end of her watch. There’s a real freedom in losing your connection for an hour.