The tide rises, the tide falls; The twilight darkens, the curlew calls; The little waves, with their soft, white hands, efface the footprints in the sands (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow) / the hike out here was treacherous, over slick rocks and driftwood; but totally paid off!
People dread silence because it is transparent, like clear water, which reveals every obstacle; the used, the dead, the drowned, silence reveals (Janet Frame) / boats and bay at Port Angeles in heavy fog
Birds are the most popular group in the animal kingdom. We feed them and think we know them. And yet they inhabit a world which is really rather mysterious. (David Attenborough) / a seagull and golden hour sunlight on the Pacific
Have you understood the vast expanse of the earth? What is the way to the abode of light? And where does darkness reside? Can you take them to their places? (Book of Job, chp38) / golden hour sunlight at the Washington coast
Light itself is a great corrective; a thousand wrongs and abuses that are grown in darkness disappear, like owls and bats, before the light (James Garfield) / the more than one million holiday lights at the Broadmoor