We took a walk last night at Dusk.

There is no more melancholy time than the time of dusk. That time when day has ended but night is not yet come.

I love dusk.

Dusk – when the Call to Prayer goes out over the city in Cairo, a cacophony echoing from minaret to minaret. Dusk – when birds raise their chorus in Shikarpur, and the smell of smoky fires permeates the air. Dusk  – when the sunsets in Phoenix make your breath stop and you marvel at the sky, even more so at the Creator of all Color. Dusk – when the sun sets over the Atlantic Ocean and there is no better response than awe.

When heaven meets earth in excruciating longing and a holy ache; when I know that I am created for more; when all is Grace at the end of the day. This is Dusk.

These next few months I will have dusk. Every evening the warm day glow of summer will end and night will come with dusk in between.

The sky will meet the ocean in Chartreuse, blue, turquoise and purple and I will be watching.

20130617-182137.jpg, Rockport, MA

20130617-182201.jpg, Rockport, Atlantic Ocean

20130617-182259.jpg, Rockport, Our rocks

20130617-182515.jpg, The end of the earth

20130617-182539.jpg, Rockport

20130623-185132.jpg, Rockport Cottage

20130623-185157.jpg, Good Harbor Beach at Dusk

20130623-185224.jpg, Good Harbor Beach at Dusk Longest Day of the Year

11 thoughts on “Dusk

  1. This reply is for Petra! The verse in Psalm 113 is important for me as I had often felt “homeless”, despite being much loved.

    The Lord was very gracious and gave me a wonderful husband when I was 38. I inherited three wonderful stepchildren and am now a grandmother and even great grandmother (the “step” only lasts one generation). I also had a home, a lovely house to be truly where I belonged. Now I am a widow and live alone, but I am rich in memories and loving family and friends. Psalm 113 verse 9 became true for me.


    1. Dear Wilma, thank you for sharing your personal blessings. Our Lord indeed is an awesome Lord. I am also widowed and my daughter has been a blessing to me. May the Lord continue to bless and enrich your life, Petra


  2. Dusk is wonderful…although I don’t seem to notice it unless I am away from my home. Stunning photos…especially love the two of the clothesline


  3. Tonight our eyes turned to the heavens to see the amazing moon closer to the earth than it had been for many years. Dusk was followed by this awesome sight. Your colorful example. “when heaven meets the earth in excruciating longing and a ‘holy ache’….shows the amazing talent that God has given you with the written word. I look forward one day to reading the book You will write Marilyn…


  4. Marilyn, as always you keep me in the Word. Wonderful photos! Wishing you an uplifting week, Petra

    Psalms 113:3-9
    3 From east to west, from dawn to dusk, keep lifting all your praises to God! 4 God is higher than anything and anyone, outshining everything you can see in the skies. 5 Who can compare with God, our God, so majestically enthroned, 6 Surveying his magnificent heavens and earth? 7 He picks up the poor from out of the dirt, rescues the wretched who’ve been thrown out with the trash, 8 Seats them among the honored guests, a place of honor among the brightest and best. 9 He gives childless couples a family, gives them joy as the parents of children. Hallelujah!


    1. I’m sorry but surely verse nine says nothing about “couples”: It talks of the barren woman being given a home and made the joyous mother of children.

      That is what God did for me – it was a significant as being “lifted from the ash heap”!


      1. Wilma, thank you for the correction. If you don’t mind, I would like to learn from your experience since a friend of ours likes to become a mom. We have been lifting her up in prayer. Petra


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