I took the photo at an Easter sunrise service in 2003 on Scarborough bluffs, east of Toronto, Ontario. My Mother, who was on my right, was still recovering from a fall from her loft at their cottage on New Year’s Eve. This is a poem she would recite to keep her sanity. She is now 90.
The poem was written in Sanskrit by Kalidasa in the 4th or 5th century CE.
I think I would print on fabric. The centre image of an Easter sunrise is in the original proportion of the photo.
Look to this Day
(A Salutation to the Dawn)
Look to this day:
For it is life, the very life of life.
In its brief course
Lie all the verities and realities of your existence.
The bliss of growth,
The glory of action,
The splendour of achievement
Are but experiences of time.
For yesterday is but a dream
And tomorrow is only a vision:
And today well-lived, makes
Yesterday a dream of happiness
And every tomorrow a vision of hope
Look well therefore to this day;
Such is the salutation to the ever-new dawn!