A Good Morning.


In life , we come across many things ; a lot of them look beautiful from distance ; a lot of them stay in our heart – we call them dreams , desires ! So often ,the idea looks better than the reality!

For example , I am not a jogging person. I never was. After the knee disaster , jogging looked like a fancy dream. And I did think that – someday, maybe , I’ll jog in the afternoon Sun when the temperature is around 105 F ; I’ll  listen to Owl City – “Its always a good time ” ; of course I’ll buy a better headphone!

Some stories do happen everyday in front of my eyes. From my car, I see people running miles in extremely hot afternoons! It’s a happy sight! I fall in love with the idea pretty fast.

But , I know that I do not like 105 F Sun in reality .  I know , I can never run with a headphone! I am that kind of person who prefers to focus on the road in stead of music! When I walk on treadmill, I always look at the calorie-counter , miles covered , levels etc! Maybe, I love numbers a lot! Maybe , music does not help me to focus on important things that matter more, at least to me!

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Two weeks back there was a photography challenge – “Golden Hour”. I saw so many beautiful sunrise photos that the world shared with daily post ! I had only two sunrise pictures and hundreds of sunset pictures in the hard disc.

I am not a morning person. I see a rising sun only in winter when our rising time matches!

But , early mornings are good . Even though, I do not love them. They look good on TV , photos and on stories my early riser mom tells me everyday. I love the idea of waking up early . In reality , I have a bad relationship with mornings – Monday to Friday!

Last evening , the husband and I made a sunrise time hike plan. We planned this earlier too for n number of times , and failed every time . There were blame games. We made plans , strategies , set three , four alarms. And nothing could help EVER.

But , this time, I took the plan pretty seriously. So seriously that I could not sleep last night. I was up at 4 AM , making omelette and tea in the kitchen.

We had a LATE NIGHT breakfast at 4 AM! Really !It looked like late night because the Sun was not up properly until 6:30.

We did not carry a camera. Because like all other times , I did not want this trip to be a photography hike. Normally , we both jog/walk and take photographs. Tons of pictures of the sky, clouds , fish , birds  . Less walk and more photography – and we name it – “Hiking” ,which I wonder ,if ever helped us burning calories.

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Today is a cloudy day , at least till now . But , I saw a beautiful sun rise. I did phoneography ( Who needs a heavy camera bag to save moments these days!). I clicked lots of pictures again and walked for 2 hours, until my knee hurt !

I feel pretty light now ; not lightheaded ; but light-hearted.

*** Try watching the sunrise tomorrow and let me know if your heart felt lighter! I can wait longer to hear your stories. You can go back to sleep and snooze till next weekend !😀

P.S – I forgot to share that I jogged today. Nothing is impossible ..if we try! 🙂

Author: Archita

Musings about life and photography.

9 thoughts on “A Good Morning.”

  1. Ha ha Ha. This is awesome. This is exactly what I think. 🙂 I am more awake to enjoy the sunset. 😀 Only in winter , I see sunrise 😀 Thank you for stopping by and take care:)

  2. I am not a morning person at all! I did watch the sunrise this morning though, it is beautiful but I still like the sunset better. I’m more awake to enjoy it 😉

  3. Oh! Exactly! My eyes need to be occupied too; that’s the reason ,maybe,I don’t listen to music. 🙂
    There was a time when I used to read at the dinner table too , spending 1 hour trying to finish a meal. 🙂 Now , there’s not that much time to read like earlier. But recently , for two books , I behaved like the younger me – read nonstop till the end. 🙂 So glad to know another book lover like me . 🙂 And welcome to my blog. 🙂

  4. What a great post! I am not a music person on the treadmill either. I find my eyes need to be occupied in order for the time to pass quickly and as a result I try to read. When I was a kid I used to read while walking home from school and I guess the habit has never left. 🙂

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