Photo essay: Sunrise and resurrection at Grant Park!
April 21, 2019 | Topics: Places
By Eddee Daniel
What a lovely surprise this morning! The sun rose; that was no surprise. After all, it rises religiously every day. I have faith in the sun even when it is obscured by an overcast sky.
The surprise was seeing it along with a few hundred other people. Most of them were there to celebrate Easter at dawn. It was simply serendipity that I showed up on Easter morning to celebrate the same dawn. And resurrection.
Whether or not you believe in the Easter story of the resurrection of Jesus of Nasareth, it is hard not to feel the power of the earth being reborn at this time of year. After enjoying the rising of the sun on the Lake Michigan shore, I sauntered back through the ravine on the Seven Bridges Trail. After last week’s blizzard …
…it was especially invigorating to see wildflowers finally blooming. A resurrection indeed!
And, of course, tomorrow is Earth Day. All the more reason to celebrate the rising sun.