dailybell2008: 12/27/15 - 1/3/16

Friday, January 1, 2016

AND... the first sunset of the year

Sunset 4:38 PM. January 1, 2016. 

from Brooklyn.


Good evening!

first sunrise of the year- from Brooklyn

Sunrise 7:19 AM. January 1, 2016
Brooklyn, NY

Good morning!


Happy New Year!!

The January Challenge

Many thanks to my inspiring friend and artist Linda Montano for this month's challenge.

This is it:

January Calendar Challenge:

DAILY BELL FOR YOU 

PLEASE JOIN ME IN RINGING A DAILY BELL 

HOW? FIND A SMALL MEDIUM OR LARGE BELL 

WHAT ? GREET THE SUNRISE OR SUNSET IN YOUR PART OF THE WORLD 

THEN? LET ME KNOW HOW LONG YOU WANT TO DO IT OR JUST DO IT. 

THANKS

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy 2016- the 9th year begins!

Ringing in the New Year! (from summer solstice sunset bell ringing at Chapel of the Chimes)


The dailybell project/practice has been quietly amazing- despite the bells.

Each New Year's Eve, I have decided to recommit to the daily observation of the sunrise and sunset, and this year is no different. The original premise- that it is possible to affirm our connection to one another and to the natural through participation in a shared, elemental experience hasn't changed.

However, as each new year dawns, I like to come up with a different way to share the project. 2016 is a leap year, as was 2008 when the project began. It seems mildly auspicious and a good excuse to propose something major.

SO--Would you consider a daily practice of sunrise and/or sunset watching yourself? 

There are only 2 things you need-
   1. Keep this link handy
   2. Remember to stop for a minute or so when the time comes.

There are many ways to go about it. Quietly as a personal practice. Invite friends (and strangers) to join you. In public or privately.

Eight years may sound like a long time, but as far as the dailybell goes, it's been oddly timeless.

Finally, for anyone who is interested in participating but doesn't want to commit to a daily practice, I am setting up a monthly calendar on this blog and on the dailybell sunwatch FB page. Each month, I will issue a different challenge/invitation for observing the sunrise/sunset that you might enjoy performing.

Happy New Year! Brenda

PS- Here's a photo from the first sunrise at the beginning of the project on Jan 1, 2008