First Blush

Reflections and sightings from [almost] daily jogging at dawn

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Sunrise 7:23: Marching in the light


Well, marching may be an over-statement for the pace of their trek up up and around Big Dish. They chose to drive to the Piers Lane access point and navigate the 5-mile loop from there. The Dish is something they've almost always jogged; the female DJ has walked it a few times with colleagues after work. The slower pace gave them more opportunity to appreciate the fall light, such as how the sun highlighted a eucalyptus stump.

The idea of an "ear worm" was introduced to the female DJ a few months ago. It's a tune that you can't get out of your head. So after talking about the low light with the male DJ, she found herself trudging up hill hymming the catchy and singable South African Freedom Song, "Siyahamba," that they sing at the 5:00 PM Sunday worship service at Holy Trinity church. Whether it was first introduced to them by former rector Rob Ross (who always got the congregation in the spirit by exulting us to take marching steps) or the fabulous pianist Joe Guthrie, it's an upbeat song that simply states that "we are marching in the light of God." A good reminder, the female DJ thinks as the the DJs face their current health crisis.

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