Before Sunrise

Every morning I am touched to read emails that were written to me after I had gone to bed the night before.  Most of my friends know not to call me unless they want to wake me; so they write. I suffer from fatigue and they know that I could be asleep at any time of the day.  They also know that I am usually up before sunrise but then they would be asleep at that hour.

The hours before sunrise are the best hours of my day.  My ritual is to have a cup of tea while I read emails and posts of bloggers that I follow.  Then I try to learn something new by listening to a lecture or an interview online.  I don’t watch television anymore so I will find entertainment online as well, perhaps later in the day.

I check the weather report: 20ºC now; 31ºC maximum today.  That means that after feeding my worms and the fish at sunrise, I must water the garden.

A half hour before sunrise you can hear the early birds.  From where I sit I can also hear the early traffic on the road.  The temperature drops a couple of degrees at sunrise; don’t ask me why.   I can feel the chill on my back; that first fresh breath of the day.

I will take my iPhone with me into the garden.  I use it as my pocket radio (Classic FM) as well as a pocket camera.  It’s seldom used as a telephone.

A friend has just returned from India.  I will have coffee with her when the garden chores are done and after I’ve had my first nap of the day.

Here comes the day.

About Mary Tang

An urban orchardist everyday, a volunteer regularly, a poet sometimes and a blogger since March 2015. I travel when I can. Food is a constant.
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12 Responses to Before Sunrise

  1. Another pre- dawn person, I didn’t know that! :) my best time of day too! I do my study and languages before the sun comes up, as the actual days can be a little unpredictable like yours :) it often feels here like I am the only person alive at that time! :)

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  2. Laurie Graves says:

    Such a lovely way to start the day, and I especially enjoyed reading about the blend of technology, your garden, rest, and friends.

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  3. Jan Schaper says:

    Your morning ritual blends peace, nourishment, expansion and earth-touching very beautifully, Mary. Glad you are able to rest when you need to.

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  4. zdunno03 says:

    Enjoy it, Mary. It seems to be off to a good start.

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