Early morning is really a collection of my favorite things.
As night wears on I begin to ache physically from inactivity and wake frequently. I am always relieved and eager to get out of bed when I smell the aroma of coffee at 6:30. I program the coffee maker the night before because it makes me feel like someone has anticipated my need and has been in the kitchen before me. I am easily fooled.
Although I hear traffic in the distance, I know no one is coming to the door, or calling at this hour. I used to have to prepare for the day and travel to work. But I don’t do that now and the change is refreshing. On the average day, I have at least two hours before there is anyone in my world that I must deal with. There is a lot of peace in this.
I read things carefully chosen to remain in my thinking during the day. Sometimes I have the luxury of thinking about a passage long enough to memorize. I have rediscovered memorization and it is a joy, a challenging joy.
I write. I give it all up, in my journal. Once it is out, I know myself better.
I sometimes make a list. I love lists and they actually help me get things done.
I watch light appear magically, making the night go away. And then I see it is the sun. On days like today it stays oddly dark and there is thunder, but I know the sun is out there because it always has been.
It’s early morning and I am alive for one more day. There is purpose in that and I am eager to find out what it will be (almost all the time…).
*All photos private property, contact me for permission.
22 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge: My Favorite Things E”
When I watch the sun rise, it’s usually after staying up to work in the peace of night. No disruptions, no demands but my own, a chance to hear my own thoughts. If I’m still awake when the sun comes up, I always stop to watch and take pictures if it’s especially striking. 🙂
Your photos are beautiful. That last one is absolutely stunning!
I’ve heard the same from another “night owl” person. Are you able to sleep in the day though? That would be my problem.
I saw John Frain, the self-murdering flash fiction genius has sleep patterns as disorganized as mine. I normally sleep for 4 to 5-1/2 hours, then maybe once a week I’ll sleep for 7 or 7-1/2. It seems to be enough. I learned long ago to sleep when I’m tired, and not worry about what the “experts” say. And if I need to sleep, there isn’t much that can keep me awake. lol
What a nice label you’ve given him, “self-mudering flash fiction genius”. He has earned it.
Lol! Indeed he has. 😀
SHIRLEY, WHY NOT POST MY POEM, ‘;THE BEST TIME OF DAY” AND EVERYONE CAN ”FEEL” IT, JCB
You should have joined the challenge! You probably have a poem for each letter of the alphabet, and it’s also National Poetry month.
SHIRLEY, WHY NOT POST MY POEM, ”THE BEST TIME OF DAY” AND EVERYONE CAN ”FEEL” THE PLEASURE. , NICE PICTURES
I tried once really hard to become a morning person. Just couldn’t rewire myself. I’m sure it’s awesome to watch the sunrise because I’ve done it more than a few times just before heading to bed. I know if the sun’s coming up, it’s getting late. But your photos are convincing me to give it another try.
We are all wonderfully different from each other, for a reason I suspect. Actually sunsets look almost like sunrises – it’s only what comes after that’s different.
Your photos are lovely!
I have so many more of them too! Thanks for reading.
Fantastic photos! Early morning is such a bliss that I always consider it a blessing.
Oh it is! Hope you are enjoying the challenge.
Yes! And reading other blogs too. I never knew there were a lot of interesting pieces until I joined the challenge. Looking forward to your favorite “F” … is it food? Lol :p
Well, it could be, but no. Haha.
Beautiful photos! Early morning is my favorite time of day 🙂 – Marie The Articulate Image
Thank you Marie!
It’s nice to hear from others who love to be up early! Thanks.
Simply and beautifully written. I feel this way about night. About 1:30 in the morning. No one will bother me, the time is mine. I look forward to following and good luck with the a to z!
Different times, same reasons. Thanks so much for commenting!