And being within sight of one of the US’s greatest skylines is an added thrill.
Whenever I watch a sunrise, which I try to do every couple months or so, I find that for the rest of the day I feel like I share a secret with the sun. Sometimes, as I stand next to strangers while waiting at a crosswalk, I want to lean over and whisper, “something amazing happened this morning.” But that would be weird, so for obvious reasons I never do that. …But it crosses my mind.
Honestly, how incredible is it that the sunrise happens every morning? And that every time you see a sunrise, even if you’re up to catch the earlybird flight and you only got an hour of sleep because you left all your packing to the last minute…even then, a glimpse of the sunrise is breathtaking. It happens every single day in every single corner of the world, and every single time it’s still enough to make you stare for a moment.
Oh, and how about the days where you see the sunrise but then it turns cloudy or even stormy? Then it really feels like a magnificent secret. On those days I tend to send a wink to the heavens, thinking, “good one.”
If you haven’t seen the sunrise in awhile, see if you can find yourself an excuse…even if it means planning an early trip to the airport.
“There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope.”~Bern Williams