Thursday, January 7, 2010

The End of the World is Nigh...

I've said before that I'm not really a morning person.

I tell you, early morning is really not my best time of day. In fact when I was at college (where meal times had a particular finish time) I was able to get up, dress, go down to the dining room, make and eat breakfast, carry on conversations with the others at my table, then return to my room and go back to sleep with no recollection of the topics of conversation and the only clues to the fact that I had been fed being the fact I was dressed, I had a foggy recollection of stuff happening, and I wasn't starving hungry.

Earlier this week my Beloved was still on holidays and didn't have to get up at a ridiculous hour to be ready to go to work for an early start. I was starting to get used to this, but, alas, sometimes my body has a way to get me up and about very early in the morning that simply cannot be denied. It's okay, though, because I can do what I need to do and go back to sleep, because I'm hardly awake.

Except I can't always use my powers of higher reason. They don't switch on until about a couple of hours after I'm vertical.

So when there was this other-wordly golden light around the room I had a little bit of processing time to work out that:
1. It was not another dust storm;
2. It was not the end of the world.

I don't know if you knew this, but the sky is really pretty just as the sun is about to climb up into the sky.

And the chance that I stayed up to absorb the beauty of the new morning?

... What do you think?


Long dark hair, blue eyes said...

I am impressed you could carry on a conversation so early in the morning while asleep! I would have just glared at the people around me until they stopped trying to talk to me :)

Givinya De Elba said...

You mean that all those times we chatted over breakfast at college, you were really just on a robotic sort of auto-pilot? *miffed*

I have fond memories of you in the mornings, staggering around bleary-eyed, rubbing your nose, trying to form a sentence.

That's what I do now every morning. You see, I wake up to catch that sunrise every morning, but it's not by design. And I am surrounded by a multitude of small people saying stuff and asking stuff and showing me stuff.

All I can say to them is, "Mmm, mmf mfl, mumph. Mm," and I can't open my eyes properly without my contacts because my eyes are so dry.

So I totally get how you feel in the mornings.

Swift Jan said...

i don't understand people who like to get up before lets say 8am.... i do it coz i have to... i hear ya!

JennyMac said...

I am a morning person. I will quietly retreat now. LOL.

Hippomanic Jen said...

Morning people always welcome at my blog... just don't expect me to be here yet!?! ;)