Wiley's Wisdom

Joy: From the Ground Up

The Golden Hour August 29, 2014

Filed under: Man's Best Friend — Wiley Schmidt @ 10:10 pm

It has almost never happened to me. I  can honestly say I cannot remember the last time I saw it. Like any canine, I value my sleep (morning, noon and night) above most things. Needless to say, it is one of those things I just don’t see very frequently. Nor do I think I really will.

But today, thanks to the absolutely ridiculous insistence of my mom, dear baby Carter and I got to watch the magic. Today, for whatever reason she got in her head, my mom got Carter and I outside together at about 5:30 a.m. to see it. The sunrise. From the ground up, it’s a pretty beautiful thing as it turns out.

Sure, I can’t see color like most people, but that doesn’t really matter. It is still one of those things worth getting uThe Good Lifep for in the morning. Not that I would do it every day because I do particularly enjoy my sleep (no matter the time of day). But today was one of those special days you always carry with you on the normal days.

Because today started with a sense of joy I can’t ever duplicate. Mom was happy to see the beautiful sunrise with Carter and I. Carter seemed happy to be outside in the early morning. I loved the contagion that was joy in these things. In all the things.

So I know it doesn’t happen very frequently. And I can’t say I would purposely wake up earlier than usual to see it again. That is, unless this is the usual protocol at the sighting of a sunrise. A new day. A fresh start. Sometimes you don’t feel like paying attention to such things, but that’s no matter. Because sometimes you are forced to look up and enjoy the view. It is a beautiful one at that.


4 Responses to “The Golden Hour”

  1. utesmile Says:

    What a wonderful morning, starting with watching the sunrise. Your mum is great you know…. she has the best ideas, you are so lucky to have her! BIg hug!

  2. to see the sunrise… that’s like the promise that your day will be great and I hope it is a great day for you. Have a super Labor Day Weekend!

  3. Wonderful post and I’m so glad you got to see your first sunrise, Wiley! I’ve seen a few, but I’ve seen more sunsets and they’re just as gorgeous. In fact, I have many photos of them, along with sky and cloud photos. I don’t think we can have too many. Have a great long weekend!

  4. Lyn Says:

    I love sunrises…and sunsets. They can be spectacular. Here in Oz, we’re moving slowly towards summer. In fact, today is the first day of spring and it is 23C (at 5:47pm) I think I must be part canine, Wiles, I love my naps and if I could, I’d have three or four a day but sadly, have to settle for one in the afternoon 😀

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