Moonset and Birdsong


On my way home yesterday I was listening to an episode of Entrepreneur on Fire, a great daily podcast by John Lee Dumas. His guest, Sandra Singh, shared a quote and I knew immediately it was the new one for this week.
“Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.” – Rabindranath Tagore

I went to sleep last night excited to get up and write a post about the new quote. This morning, very early, I awoke to birdsong. (Click here to listen. Turn up the volume and be sure to listen for the crows at :32!) If you can believe it, my clock read 3:57. I looked out the window to the west where I can see Mt. Fuji. For a moment I was disoriented because it looked like the sun was setting. I was wrong. The full moon was hanging low in the sky. moonset-over-fujiA half-hour later, the sky turned pink and the moon hung over Mt. Fuji. Although my camera doesn’t truly do it justice, I took a panorama of what I see from my living room. It reminded me of another quote from Tagore:

THE day breaks in the east, like a bud bursting its sheath to come out in flower. But if this fact belonged only to the outside world of events, however could we find our entrance into it? It is a sunrise in the sky of our consciousness, it is a new creation, fresh in bloom, in our life. – Tagore

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About the Author:

Hi! I'm Marci. When I'm not writing, building websites, or coaching clients, I love walking the streets of Japan and discovering spirit in all shapes and forms. Here on the blog, you'll also get a peek into what it is like to live with and care for my Japanese father-in-law who has Alzheimer’s. Enjoy!



  1. John Lee Dumas on June 14, 2014 at 11:57 PM

    What a great article! Refreshing 🙂 Thanks for the kind mention and for listening Marci

    • Marci on June 15, 2014 at 5:36 AM

      Thank YOU, John. Listening to your podcast is what got me to finally put my site up. Nearly every day the people you interview say the thing that was stopping them from starting was their own fear. I had a mini-aha moment a few weeks ago standing in my kitchen when you and your guest said “Just do it!”

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