Waiting For Sunrise, St. Simon’s Island

Wednesday, 21 March 2012, 20:11 | Category : Life, Nature
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Predawn, St. Simon's Island

In a still moment
Dawn, with a single finger
pulls away the night

It’s amazing how, no matter how quiet the early morning has been, just before sunrise it gets just a bit quieter. Sitting on the pier on St. Simon’s Island, Georgia last week (where amazingly I had the pier to myself; not even the fishermen were stirring), I watched as the eastern sky turned from purple to faint shades of deep pink and gray, then quickly warmed to orange as sunrise drew nearer. And it seemed like even the faint lapping of the waves grew fainter. Then there’s a moment when everything reverses – the stillness is broken, life stirs, and the day is suddenly all around you. In some ways, it’s the best part of the day, but of course we can’t let ourselves really believe that – it would make the rest of the day far too difficult.

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