Monday, November 30, 2009

O-Dark Thirty

I drove down to Pennsylvania yesterday. I woke up at 5:00am for the two and a half hour drive south.

I had little to do on the drive other then think, and as I watched the sun come up over the hills I realized I have seen more sunrises since getting married then in the ten years prior. Their were several mornings I was up early enough to see the sun rise in Vegas, and it simply felt good to be driving through the night and to slowly watch the sky lighten.

It's therapy, I wonder if the world would be a better place if every now and again everyone poured a cup of coffee and walked out into the dark to watch the sun come up over the horizon. It's not possible to feel anything but a sense of wonder when seemingly in an instant the world begins to lighten, then as the time passes the eastern sky turns from a dark purple, to blue, to red, orange, then yellow. Color spreads across the sky, it's simply beautiful, calming, and seems right somehow.

It was a good morning.

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