Friday, 11 July 2014
quiet contemplation; today is a new day and there are infinite possibilities.
I'm not much of a morning person. Being most productive between the hours of midnight and 3am usually puts a stop to rising early. I'm mostly okay with that but occasionally I dislike running within an almost entirely different time zone from those closest to me. It can feel a little isolating. A little too quiet.
Waking early with bright morning sunshine streaming through my windows in the summer is something I look forward to. It's even better when there's a soft, cool breeze that dances across my face, softly telling me that today is a new day and there are infinite possibilities. There's something so natural, so comforting and so human about it. No alarm clocks & no app giving me the stats on my sleep after waking me with a terrible tune that is nothing apart from incredibly annoying.
Because I still can't describe myself as a morning person, one of the first things I have to do is pad downstairs in my slippers (that are slightly too big but oh so cosy) to the kitchen to make a cup of coffee. It's become such a familiar routine that I don't have to think about anything. My cup is always in the same place and the kettle takes three minutes to boil. Opening the blinds to let the sunlight stream in is one of the simple pleasures in my life. I don't know why it gives me such a strong feeling of contentment, but it does.
The world outside is just waking up. The first few cars slowly make their way up the hill and the morning joggers pass by with their slightly rosy cheeks & headphones in, possibly streaming some kind of motivational upbeat exercise playlist. I admire them.
I like to sit outside for a few minutes, with my cup of coffee warming my hands and the hazy morning sunshine warming my face. A time for quiet contemplation. To be alone with my thoughts. To appreciate the little things. The birds busily feeding their sweet babies. The fluffy white clouds that really do look like cotton wool. And the flowers that are still blooming despite me forgetting to water them after a few days of no rain.
Even if it's just for a moment, everything is calm.
And I am content.
Now playing: Band Of Horses - No One's Gonna Love You