Saturday, January 15, 2011

The New Day

Recently we borrowed a CD of the Kingsingers from my parents. The first song has really struck our fancy (that's for you, Pheebs!). We have listened to it every time we have gotten into the car. Often when we are beginning a new day, but sometimes when the day is coming to a close. It's beautiful. Simple. And a reminder of the fresh start we are granted each time the sun rises anew.

This picture is from our winter backpacking trip on the Appalachian Trail. The sun was setting, as we continued to hike in Shenandoah National Park. Although the trip was after a wild ice storm and freezing cold, we remember it as one of our favorite weeks. Everything we did went back to the basics... we needed warmth, food, and water. When those things are in jeopardy, you focus on what really matters. Returning from a trip like always changes your mindset about your daily routines and lifestyle :)

Since I am not so tech-savvy as to be able to give you the sound bites, here are the lyrics:

(sung a capella)

I will love you more than me and more than yesterday
If you can but prove to me
you are the new day

Send the sun in time for dawn
Let the birds all hail the morning
Love of life will urge me say
you are the new day

When I lay me down at night knowing we must pay
Thoughts occur that this night might stay yesterday
Thoughts that we as humans small
could slow worlds and end it all
lie around me where they fall
before the new day

One more day when time is running out for everyone
Like a breath I knew would come
I reach for the new day

Hope is my philosophy
Just needs days in which to be
Love of life means hope for me
borne on a new day

You are the new day

Hope you enjoyed the lyrics! We sure do.

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