Sunday/ catch me the sun

Kyk of jy vir my die son kan vang
Daar’s ‘n kamer in die huis waar ons die son kan hang
Dis donker by die venster in die middel van die dag
Onthou jy nog hoe helder die kamer kon lag

(See if you can catch me the sun
There’s a room in the house where it can be hung
It’s dark by the window in the middle of the day
Remember how brightly the room would play)

– from Sonvanger (‘Sun Catcher’), written in 2002 by South African singer-songwriter Valiant Swart, with my rough translation added.
Sun catcher refers to a pendant that reflects and spreads sunlight around a room, in the form of rainbows and flecks of light.


We’re back on standard time here in the United States.  We turned back our clocks by one hour last night.

Some 32 states have now engaged in legislation to establish Daylight Saving Time (DST) as the official time year-round. For this to become a reality though, Congress has to approve an amendment to the Uniform Time Act of 1966.

The end of a beautiful day. This is 13th Ave & Harrison St on Capitol Hill, looking towards the Space Needle (tiny, in the distance). Sunset is 11 mins away, at 4.51 pm. 

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