Day 50 • The 16th of August
Day 50 • The 16th of August
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Day 50 • The 16th of August

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The morning birdsong in Hawaii has always been so soothing to me. It’s different than I grew up with — usually because the birds are different — but even the mourning doves sing a slightly different tune. It was one of the first things I noticed here — over 17 years ago. I’m sad to say I’m getting used to it. I’m starting to forget the ways it sounded different, or how it used to affect me. Now they’re just birds — my local, regular birds. But this sunrise project has allowed me a new perspective. The birds are quiet when I first join the morning outside. Their song gets louder all around me as the sun moves higher up the sky. They start leaving their nests and trees for the day, passing over and around me in little flocks, some overhead and some so far in the distance it looks like black glitter flitting across the sky.

Their song might have become familiar since moving here but now I’m playing a new role: I get to share this sacred morning ritual with them.

This moment was captured in Kihei, Maui at 6:05am on the 16th of August 2022.

Printed on metallic photo paper. Three sizes available, including a commemorative 16x20 inch print on Lustre paper with the date printed on the front!  

Shipping included. Can be printed larger on request.