Abbot's Journal Vol 65, August 6, 2008
by Norman Fischer | August 06, 2008 at 2:59 PM
Abbot’s Journal, Vol 65
August 6, 2008
K. called last night. It was our wedding anniversary where she is, in the Solomon Islands, though not yet here (but now, August 6, it is. It is also Hiroshima Day).
Woke early, long before dawn, with bad stomach. Couldn’t go back to sleep so got up to sit. It didn’t help.
At dusk, I was listening to the ball game and doing yoga when I was suddenly astonished by the quality of the light outside- a bright red glow. Went outside and took some pictures of the sky. There was a double rainbow, odd, because I don’t think it rained anywhere nearby, but the rainbows were bright across the sky, and the sky was full of bright red clouds, but very soft. The color of the light everywhere was strange and exhilarating; you couldn’t stay inside, had to go out and be in it, like the second coming of something – of light itself maybe, a new light for the world. Went up onto the cliff looking north and saw pearl gray cloud bank illuminated from below by yellow light on the horizon. And an orange glow on the sea. The hills were also red.