Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Is it Night or Pre-Dawn?

It is 4:38 a.m. and I am out walking the dog. Sleep alluded me somewhere around 4:00 a.m. So here I am taking a journey through the pre-dawn darkness. An eerie, lonely walk or so it seems. It's soon apparent that I and my dog are not the only ones awake at this hour of the morning.

Who said the birds sing when the sun comes up? Apparently they sing long before that as a group of feathered crooners chirp through one melody after the next. The houses are in darkness and not another living being in sight. Just us and the birds. It is rather strange listening to the birds
sing their cheerful little hearts out this early in the morning. It is also rather refreshing how between the song of the birds, there is silence. There is no sign of sun rise. The air still has the night time nip.

Twenty minutes later, life is slowly starting to arouse. A house light in the darkness, another further on. Then dawn begins the transition from darkness. Without warning a layer of night sky seems to peel back and
the sky is suddenly lighter. I'd stick around for sunrise but there's breakfast and a shower to think about, and of course the beginning of another routine day. Or maybe not.

A little lightness to start the day - Click here

What did you do today that was out of the norm - and was your day better for it?



Teresa said...

Whatever are you doing up at 4:00 in the morning?? I'm only up that late because I haven't been to bed yet! I guess it's a good time to be by yourself for a while. It must feel like, when you go to work, that you have an afternoon job, or something! Crazy! Early to bed tonight, unless Giles is keeping you awake!

Ryshia Kennie said...

It was crazy this a.m. Way to early and Giles was not the culprit. He's happily having his story pare down and move forward. It's Aidan that's having issues again.