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What made me get up today?

What made me get up today?
Guy Galante Date : Tuesday, October 17, 2017

I didn't set an external alarm. But when I went to bed last night I thought how nice it would be to get up before the sun and venture out into what I call "The Homeland". My body clock had me wide awake at 6 a.m., but I was warm and comfortable, so I at first ignored the urge to get up and follow through on last night's thought. Before I knew it, I found myself standing in front of the coffee maker, waiting for it to finish. I poured a cup prematurely, and drank it while the rest percolated. I loaded the camera gear into the truck as the last drips dripped. I opened the garage door and peered at the sky, and saw clouds. Not overcast clouds, but little puffs of cotton, evenly spaced, spanning the skies above. I looked east and the sky was still grey, but there were hints of pink and gold. I almost panicked because it was a sign that the sunrise was sure to be a good one. Before I knew it, I was parking and running towards the bridge that spans the river between William B. Pond Park and River Bend. A few minutes later, the days first rays of light cast themselves across the sky and landscape, illuminating the clouds, and warming my cold nose and cheeks. The sunrise was spectacular! I congratulated myself for getting out of bed to catch it. As the light became brighter and the dawn turned to day, I walked away feeling good, and filled with wonder. What made me get out of bed? What was that voice urging me to go? Where does it come from? My answers to all were, I don't know exactly. But what I do know is that I have a relationship with this place, and that I feel happy when I am in it. I can't always find the words to explain what is at the root of this connection, but I know for sure that I AM connected to it. And while standing there on that bridge watching the day begin, I felt completely at ease and free. So perhaps, the root of connection here is happiness, freedom, and ease...



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