Good Morning Sunshine! Do you remember this?

How many of you remember this song? I sang it during grammar school. It is still stuck in my head. I am not sure who wrote it.

Good Morning, Merry Sunshine Poem.


Good morning, Merry Sunshine! How do you wake so soon?
You’ve frightened all the stars away and shined away the moon.
I saw you go to sleep last night before I stopped my playing.
How did you get way over there and where have you been staying?

I never go to sleep, Dear Child, I just go round to see
The little children of the East who rise and watch for me.
I waken all the birds and trees and flowers on my way
And then, come back to see the child who stayed out late to play. ~The End~

Each day when I got up as a child I looked outside to see where the sun was coming up and sure enough it was always in the same spot. I thought a lot about both, the sun and the moon. And I would think of this little poem, this little song. Sweet and simple.

I feel like many other people I developed an infinity for both the sun and moon. Watching them, the moon especially until I fell asleep at night. Later, I learned they were known as being goddesses, I was hooked even deeper! I loved Ol’Sol, the sun even more, and Luna, the moon. They now had names! I loved their connection to Gaia the earth mother whose rich soil taught me I had invisible roots that would grow down, deep into if I did not wear shoes especially. I would dig my toes into the earth even into my teenage years. I would lay on my stomach looking deeply into the grass until I found dirt. There is a whole universe near the soil of bugs and other things. My brother and I spend hours digging for the other side of the world at one point in time or to find treasures. Our imaginations set into motion.

We humans rely on the moon, the sun, the stars, and the earth where we observe from! All are life-giving. I am always in awe of the night sky. I wonder about portals___if that is where we go when we die.

Each night brings a new day! A new beginning where we can try, and try again.

We navigate by both sun and moon over the earth and its vast waters because these things are consistently there. There would be no life if we did not have all of this!

We have stories that explain how it all came into being. There is a fascination, I wonder about the heavens, I think about how small humans are in comparison. I wonder about the role we play while here on earth. And if we could not live differently.

We believe there is a heaven where we go when we die, we look towards “out there”. Instinctual this thought. Especially if out there is where we came from. I believe we are a part of a whole, which we call the universe; that there are these unseen but felt energetic connections we can develop. I believe we are attached to something very old, and it is our place of origin. I believe it is our soul that is full of this energy and life force. That as a whole being attached to this universe is what gives us a sense of home in the universe.

These beliefs are why I feel people, like my husband Thomas. The people who die are not truly gone, they go back to spirit. They are on to the next thing. I have heard people say, “Well, I will know what is next when I die if there is more. Out-of-body experience interest me. There is more to life, we are curious creatures.

Best wishes! Pejj

Leave me a comment about what you think of such a thought. Do you think we are a part of something more?

By Pejj Nunes

I live in Southern Maine. I am the owner of Anisette Studios. My website is https://www.anisettestudios.com/ Here you can view and purchase Shibui, sign up for my newsletters, blog, and read articles about Shibui Found Image Art. Patrons get great deals several times a year and special items at times. My site makes it easy to contact me. My primary art form is Shibui Found Image Art. Shibui begins with action art and stems from the imagination. It is like seeing something in the clouds or solving a puzzle. Its creative process has its own rules and requires what I call reverse engineering due to a lack of an understructure and purely out of the imagination. In addition to those who patron me, my target groups are those who use art therapy. I will soon be teaching live. Contact me if you would like to learn live. I use Zoom. I request that although my art, other images, and what I write is now published by me here on WordPress; I do ask you do not to use my artwork, poetry, or the information about Shibui Found Image Art without my permission. I am quite available to make such requests. I wish to share the following: The existentialist philosopher Simone de Beauvoir wrote a book called The Ethics of Ambiguity. In it, she lays out a guiding ethic in response to the philosophy of existentialism. It might be somewhat familiar to you already. She writes, “To will oneself free is also to will others free. This will is not an abstract formula. It points out to each person concrete action to be achieved.” Best wishes to all! Have good times and keep safe! Pejj

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