Monday, July 11, 2011

hemingway was right

 the blueberry bush produced this week!
i like to ease into my mornings.

there is a sweet envelope of time between waking and starting the day. when i'm still in that hazy half-dream state and the dew on the grass outside is magical. when the sunshine falls in slivers between the pin oaks and the earth is still cool with damp darkness.

it is this nugget--this sacred, special gap between sleep and energy that i love most of any waking hour. i think primarily because of the promise it holds. i like to hop up on my kitchen counter in my pajamas and eat my fruit, looking out onto the long, empty country road. in less than an hour, i will be in an office chair. i will divide my glance between two computer monitors. i will meet deadlines, edit copy, and call salesmen.

but at 6:30 in the morning, i am just me. a 24-year-old awake. with a husband and pup sleeping in the next room. with my hands wrapped around a hot mug of coffee and a little bowl of blueberries resting in my lap. and it is good. i declare, it is completely good.

and the day might not live up to its promise. days just don't sometimes. but that moment of magical believing is worth getting up early for. the sun might set today without anything spectacular happening. it might just be a ho-hum repetition of spreadsheets and reports broken up by coffee breaks. i might go to bed without any true accomplishment. yes, the sun will set on this day.

but the sun also rises.

12 comments:

Tina said...

i love how you captured that wonderful early morning feeling, wonderful writing. it's easy to forget how special that time of the morning is :)

Anonymous said...

WOW on the blueberries. I would love to devour those.

Please write a book.

jeanette from everton terrace

chambanachik said...

This makes me happy. :)

Eleanor said...

oh my love, you should write a novel!! you have such a wonderful way of writing. please do. :) xo thanks for making me smile.

Megan and Justin said...

this is beautiful! i just found your blog, following now!

Thisisme. said...

Hi there. I totally agree with Eleanor. You really do have such a lovely way of writing - awesome!! Beautiful post, as always.

Meri said...

My favorite hemingway book, the sun also rises. What a beautiful moment you've captured and described. My first thought when I saw the title and picture was, "ah, a moveable feast!"
thanks for sharing your mornings with us!

Amber Blue Bird said...

my goodness your blueberry bush definitely produced! I am still waiting for my raspberry bush to flourish...any day now.

Shay said...

This is beautiful- I love being up early for those reasons. A calm before the storm;-)

Torie said...

This post totally made my literary heart happy. :) It was so beautifully written! And it was some great food for thought. :) Thanks for getting me thinking.

Kelsey Cole said...

I NEED a blueberry bush in my garden someday! They just might possibly be my favorite thing to eat in the whole world.

Cara-Mia said...

Lovely. I go along with everyone else who says you should write a book. You definitely have a beautiful way with words.

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