--from The Well and the Mine by Gin Phillips
I came across the above quote last week, and I think it is beautiful--especially these two lines:
Electricity's too harsh for early morning. Even the sun knows to start gentle.
One of my favorite things is waking up and walking in the kitchen each morning. John is a much earlier riser than I am, so I usually stumble in and find him sitting at the table in the near dark drinking coffee and reading or writing.
I like to pour myself a cup and join him.
It's quiet, dark, peaceful, and together we wake up slowly. Gently.
Summer mornings seem even more gentle. During the school year, those delicious waking-up moments are soon followed by the frantic rush to make breakfast, make lunches, get myself and the kids dressed and out the door. Summer mornings allow me/us to linger and to remain in that restful (gentle) state. It's a beautiful way to start the day.