dailybell2008: 2017

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Sunsets with pianos and bells

April 26, 17. Sunset 7:55 PM.
San Francisco, CA. Castro Theatre.

Waiting in line on closing night of the SF Green Film Festival at the Castro Theatre to see the premiere of Twelve Pianos. Part of the 2017 Green Film Festival, the film by Dean Mermell is “a documentary film about artist / musician Mauro ffortissimo, and some pianos that want to save the world”.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

I thought my mother was pretty old when she died

March 30, 2017. Sunrise 6:57 AM.
San Francisco, CA.

This would have been my mother’s 84th birthday. When I consider that this year, I will be the same age that she was when she died, I am shocked at how “not finished yet” I feel. I wonder if that’s usually true, regardless of how long you’ve been alive.
Happy Birthday Mom. I miss you.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Jump into Spring

March 17, 2017. Sunrise and Sunset 7:18.
San Francisco (AM). Oakland (PM)



What I had thought was little bug I picked up in India was actually pneumonia- from which I am recovering (along with a broken rib for my coughing efforts). I’m feeling much better and am especially happy to mark and share this occasion.

For those of us North of the equator, we’ve already had the pleasure of the day of equal light / equal darkness and are now tipped towards the light. Here’s this year’s Equilux offering from the San Francisco Bay Area.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

ahhhh- thank you Sonia!

​Sunset in Jiquilisco (El Salvador, Central America) on Sunday January 29th at 5:45pm!
Picture taken by myself from a boat!

Have a safe trip to India!
Hug,
Sonia

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Riding with the Pussy Hats!

January 21, 2017. Sunset 5:20 PM.

Riding back from the rally of the Women's' March in San Francisco on the N-Judah. A deeply moving, happy and blessed day.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

early morning ear treats

January 10, 2017. Brooklyn. Sunrise 7:19 AM
For your listening pleasure-

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Vangie and the crows at the beach!

January 7, 2017. Sunset 5:07 PM.
San Simeon beach, CA
Frogs San Simeon Beach
I recorded this on San Simeon Beach at sunset in honor of the dailybell. I need help with how to post it. I have been to the blog & read the thoughts there & am feeling inspired! 
posted on behalf of Vangie King

White Ukrainian Christmas

January 7, 2017. Sunset 4:44 PM
Brooklyn, NY



First REAL snowfall of the season. YAY!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

slow glowing

January 1, 2017. Sunrise 7:27 AM.
First sunrise of 2017 in Silver Spring, MD.

—posted by Linda Allen

HERE WE GO AGAIN!!

January 1, 2017. Sunrise 7:20 AM.
Brooklyn, NY.

Happy New Year from the middle of Broadway in Brooklyn. And a good morning to you moderately early risers, too.
GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF US THIS YEAR

Bell Not Necessary- 2017 Challenge

General Invitation-- Please pass this along to anyone you think might enjoy doing this.

1-  Pick a month and curate an event (public or private).
Pick one day during your chosen month and plan an event for a group observation and performance to accompany either the sunrise and/or sunset. It does not need to be limited to the ringing of bells. As long as the purpose of the event is to witness and/or celebrate and share as a group the beginning or ending of a new day, anything goes.

  OR
2- Add a sunrise/ sunset observance to the beginning or end of an event or series of events that you are already involved with. The sun sets around 8:00 PM in the late Spring and early Fall. Logistically, it wouldn’t be difficult to include an invitation to participate in a performance of the dailybell. I would be happy to provide information about the project, a cheap source of bells to have on hand and anything other support you would like.

  OR
3- Research and report on an existing tradition-
Find an existing tradition of sunrise and/or sunset observation in your area (geographical or area of interest) and approach them or report on their activity. Perhaps you could organize a tandem event or even join the group in their (celebration). Many religions mark the times of day through group performance and/or prayer. And as you well know, the Solstices and Equinoxes are favorite times for people to engage in (some kind of observation).

  AND
No matter what you decide to do, please be willing to document and share your event in some way-

Thank you Alyce-- perfect

Last sunset of 2016 in Alpine, TX. 6:04 PM
- from Alyce Santoro



I was outside capturing the sun setting - with bell, of course! - on the last day of 2016! I can't tell you how many times I THOUGHT of ringing the bell at sunrise or sunset, or didn't get satisfactory documentation!! It was my MISSION not to let 2016 slip by without a single documented ringing...alas, I am without good wi-if at the moment and uploading the evidence will have to wait until tomorrow!