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I like walking on the beach. It’s good for the mind, body, and soul – and refreshing on my feet.
Although a day is 24 hours of daylight and night, sunrise and sunset act as bookmarks to daylight. While on the Alabama coast, I prefer sunrises. Yes, I’m an early bird, but being one timezone away from home and our location being on the eastern edge, I witness many sunrises.
Once in a while, I walk during the pre-dawn light to experience the peaceful, serene nature of dawn and sunrise. Besides, sunrises are never the same. I walk now thinking about what I saw earlier this morning during the time we call dawn.
I awakened early today. The sky was dark and clear, the moon set, the stars still shining, and the sun providing only a very faint glimmer in the eastern sky.
Dark is the night that takes colors from our sight. All the colors seen as shades of gray – but the new dawn begins to dismantle the gloom.
I stood on the balcony high above the sand watching the colors of the predawn light slowly unfold. The narrow red stripe at the dark’s sky edge is what first caught my attention. A distant light source was proclaiming the nearing end of night.
A new light brings a special glow upon the horizon. As the glow brightens, so does my anticipation.
The blend of black, blues, grays, pink, orange, and yellow capture my imagination and touch my soul. The presence of clouds is what delivers the contrast. Sometimes an inner voice from the clouds delivers wisdom or bits to ponder.
Dawn – a time to deeply inhale to capture the freshest air – then slowly exhale to capture the moment.
Dawn – a moment in time when we can open our minds without future fears.
Dawn – a feeling that is a moment that can flow into the new day ahead.
Dawn – the seeing of the light to lead us out of the darkness of yesterday into today.
Dawn – a time for renewal, rebirth, a fresh start, a chance to make amends.
Dawn – a time of hope, a chance to move forward, a change for the better
Dawn – something that we can’t control that marks the transition from an end to a beginning.
Dawn – a time for the conductor to drop the baton for the cacophony of nature music by the aviary chorus.
Dawn – the beginning of the golden shower from above that rains upon life.
Dawn – a free magical moment that too many miss.
The day begins as the bright, glowing proclamator prepares to speak – and then says … “Good morning. You are respected, so go forth – respect others and make the day great.”
Although the sun is well above the horizon when I walk, sunrise is a powerful metaphor for a start, new beginnings, invitations, hope, a person, encouragement, love, motivation, a journey, birth, strength, inspiration, resilience, and much more.
Sunrise – the day has started. Sunrise – the great refresh button for the new day. A time promising a clean slate for the new day – and the time marking another good day for walking on the beach because I like walking the beach – which is good for the mind, body, and soul – and refreshing on my feet.
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