Monday, 15 September 2014

Ahhhhhhh, Light

The thing I've been loving about these mornings lately is that I've been waking up to daylight.

I know it's been this way for a while, but I also know it's changing and so I've been consciously recognizing it and enjoying it of late.

When at Burning Man, it would be the light that would first wake me.

Were it still cool enough in my tent I would go back to sleep but it was pretty consistent that the latest I would/could sleep would be around 8.  After that and the tent would be too hot for comfort.

But there was also that sense of... I'm here... the day has started, why would I want to still sleep now that I'm awake!

Sure, when I was sleepy enough I'd catch a few more zzzs.

Now that I'm home, I still wake up most nights thinking I'm there and someone's going to walk in on me naked in my tent and so I pull my sheet over myself half awake before I realize I'm not still at Burning Man and I'm in my apartment, not my tent.

And then I'm a little sad.

But I have liked waking up and having the sun be out.

I've kept my blinds half open, half hitched up (if that makes sense) so that as I'm waking up I can look right out and see the sun, see the day, see the light and it makes me happy.

I like waking up with sun.  With light.

And I think that's a good reminder for me to get my "light alarm clock" ready to go.  Because it may not be quite the same, but it's better than waking up to pure dark.

But I will say how much I'm loving these lit mornings, and feeling really blessed to have them.

Thanks sunshine... I know you're doing what you can to give me an extendo-Summer and I appreciate it.


Jason Langlois said...

It is pretty awesome.

Jason Langlois said...

Okay, now that I'm not posting from my phone while at the beach...

I appreciate the bits of Burning Man lore you pass along here. Like the worry that someone's going to walk in on you naked, or the heat making it hard to sleep in. I know it's not the same, but it lets me try and put myself in your place and imagine my own responses.

I totally get what you're doing with the blinds, too. I don't have blinds, but I do like to sometimes pull back the 'blackout' part off my bedroom curtains so that when the sun comes up my room will get bright. There is just something better about waking up to that, and not the BUZZ-BUZZ-BUZZ of an alarm.

I'm curious how the light-alarm-clock will work, too.

Victoria said...

I sometimes think I'd LOVE blackout curtains and then... the opposite... whiteup (?) curtains that simulated summer mornings!

I've used the light alarm for a few Fall/Winter seasons now, I really like it. Makes my mornings a bit less hideous ;)