Morning Gold

The lovely man enjoying morning gold with me: Terry
The lovely man enjoying morning gold with me: Terry

One morning, straight out of bed, we put on our running gear when the sky had just started going from dark blue to a brighter blueish colour – and my immediate reaction: what a feeling to be up and out before the sun!

Going for an early long run, it turns out, does so much for my day: It gives a sense of achievement before even having started working or studying, a general good mood from the fresh air and movement and this super pleasant slight ache making sitting actually feel comfortable for the rest of the day.

Run, run, run
Crossing the train tracks - always somewhat exciting, a small transgression, a forbidden childhood adventure.
Crossing the train tracks – always somewhat exciting, a small transgression, a forbidden childhood adventure.

All the while, the sky was very pretty, and the sun slowly painting it warmer hues and glimpsing through the trees every now and then became quite the motivator.

I love the thought and feeling of being out so early the sun’s not up yet, but I also love full-on sun warmth on the surroundings & on my face a little while later.

Consider this a little lovesong for you and what you do for us, sun! We’ll be back if you will!

Morning Gold

Morning Gold_____

Small note: these photos were taken with a cellphone camera, so the quality is somwhat potato. I am considering investing in a better pocket size camera sometime soon, but finding the right balance between size, picture quality and price is not easy.

4 thoughts on “Morning Gold”

  1. It is a brilliant way to learn to appreciate what the sun does for us. Not that it cares about our opinion of it. But to feel the warmth gradually wake up your mind and feel your strength increase. And to imagine the power to make us feel more alive (and keep the whole planet alive) from 150 million kilometres away. What a lovely way to start any day.

    1. Plus it’s fun to anthropomorphise (what a word!) or intentionalise (think Daniel C. Dennett here) things that make us happy, like the sun! As long as we are also aware that we are just doing it for the luls, and not to offer a realistic description of something real of which we claim to have found the one correct way to speak of, it should be fine. Admire their power instead, enjoy the way they make us feel and to feel thankful. Feeling thankful is a happy thing. A great way to start any day, as well, no? 🙂 Thanks for the comment <3

  2. I suppose it might be exactly your potato quality that we owe the intriguing train tracks effect to in that picture – the tracks look like icy shafts of light speeding away into the distance. Very neat, I love the effect!

    Thank you, potato quality.

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