And the sun will rise
And we’ll find our way forward
In a brand new day.
In novo dies
Soles orietur et
In novo dies
Here in the Northern Hemisphere, darkness comes earlier now. It’s getting colder. Fall seems to be taking on greater gravity this year. It’s been a tough year. It’s not over. We don’t know what next year will bring.
Coming soon are the Christian observances of All-Saints Day, All-Souls Day. The Day of the Dead. November brings Armistice Day, or Remembrance Day, known as Veterans Day here in the United States.
All are observances of loss and remembrance. So many have lost friends and family just in this year. My heart goes out to all of you. As societies, we look at losses suffered, and wonder at our way forward.
Our motion is perhaps unsteady, perhaps uneasy. There is trepidation in our steps. And yet, we resolve to move forward, somehow.
One thing is certain. The sun will rise. We may not see it clearly, but after a long darkness, there will be light.
All of this was in mind when I came across this video of a performance of Lux Aeterna. It is from Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations. It is a small solace, a balm, a moment of calm amidst the storm. We all need a moment of peace.
And because we all deserve another, here is a performance by a virtual choir of Eric Whitacre’s Lux Aurumque.
Wishing you health and peace.
*My Latin might be a little shaky, but what I meant to say was: On a new day/The sun will rise and/It will be dawn. On a new day/We will find a way/And we will go forward.
Image attribution: Jpogi at English Wikipedia, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Yellow_sunrise.JPG