dailybell: First Weekly Post of 2012

Sunday, January 8, 2012

First Weekly Post of 2012

January 7, 2012

I began this project in 2008 at the beginning of a Leap Year. Since we are here again at another Leap Year, I wanted to do something special to commemorate the anniversary as well as the occasion of our realignment of Earth time with Universal time. It’s amazing how short a period it takes for us to become out of whack, requiring an additional entire day to adjust our tidy and slightly lagging timekeeping methods with the actual planetary movement.

Anyway, I continue to observe and invite others to join the sunrise and sunset each day. I still like ringing the bells and carry a few in my purse and lug a big one around in the back of my car. It’s become a part of my life and a few children I know who have grown up with the tradition think nothing of it when the sunsets to come over and ring the bell in my car or to grab a bell in the house and ring along.

Believe it or not, some people have actually said they missed the updates and little bits of documentation they received as part of the first year. So to both commemorate the beginning of year 5 and to share glimpses of my observances, I am going to document one of the sunrises or sunsets each week this year and post them to the blog. If you have any media or comments you would like to post, please post what you can directly and send whatever you can’t to me, and I will do it for you.

Happy 2012!


Evangel King said...

Loved your 1st weekly video. Looking forward to next week.

carillonista said...

Wonderful! I hope I can find you out there sometime. I play the carillon at UC Berkeley -- all 61 bells in the campanile -- so I'm fond indeed of awareness of time through sound!

Ann said...

What a great idea! All last year I wanted some kind of ritual to mark the rising and setting of the sun, but never got round to it.I am a high school teacher and I use bells just like yours to get the kids' attention in class, so I really 'get' your idea, Brenda. Looking forward to your next post.

Sherri ~ daintytime said...

Lovely! I can't believe it's been four years - which means I've been living in the Bay Area for four years, having moved here the year you started this project. What an amazing life practice. I'm also resonating with your comments on the leap year. It seems like this year is a turning point for me. Maybe I'm finally accepting this place as my home... maybe.

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