I just sent Patti the below text message..
Whew. Just yesterday I napped while bathing in the sun. Today it won’t get above the building next door. And the world turns. Much Love. Cap
Poignant .. Adjective. Keen or strong in mental appeal: A subject of poignant interest. Affecting or moving the emotions: A poignant scene.
Back on September 23rd, I wrote about a raft-of-feelings that overcame me with the advent of Autumn. In case some of you did not read it, or wish to re-read it, below is a link to that post..
These and more feelings remain with me as Autumn continues to settle in. Our night time temperatures are now falling into the single digit realm. Last night it was 7°F.
As I write, it is now 5:50pm (1750 hours) and I want to share the following poignant experience with you.
At 5:20pm I finished a call with Patti and told her that I was going to lay down and take a late afternoon nap.
What’s in a photo? The below photo was taken this afternoon at 5:25pm.
As I wrote in my above text message to Patti, yesterday, Saturday the 12th, I took a nap that spanned this precise time. When I awoke, I called Patti saying what a great nap it was and, as I slept, I was bathed by the warmth of the sun’s rays shining through the window upon me.
What’s in a photo? The below photo was taken this afternoon at 5:35pm.
Today, just a short 24-hours later, the sun did not rise above the roof of the buildings nearest me and across from me and so I was in shade as I began to lay down to take a nap.
I then pondered silently to myself.. “Will yesterday be the last time that here in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, during a late afternoon nap, I was bathed by the sun?”
Dusk is falling.
I had to get up and turn on the overhead lights in my room. As you can see in the below photo, so too did others in the buildings near and across from me.
Poignant. The word fits perfectly with what I am feeling.
I wonder if just one other person is feeling what I am feeling?