Today started off at about 5 a.m. with the most godawful fire alarm going off. We were forced to evacuate our building and stand outside for about a half hour waiting for one police officer, who showed up alarmingly late, to walk the entire building and find what was causing it to go off. It turned out to be an oven that was spewing black smoke, because apparently 5 a.m. is the ideal hour to bake. We got to go back in and then I was awakened at 9 a.m. to (surprise, surprise) another fire alarm. And I slept over my first class and missed the lecture over the next assignment. So today was a little bit rough, but hey here’s some pretty yellow flowers to cheer everyone up.
This morning was hard. I didn’t want to wake up. I had to convince myself to listen to my alarm. I had to tell myself that yes, I do need to show up to work. I have to leave her and this warm bed for lumber and hard work. I wasn’t happy, but I did it. And I was greeted by a pretty sunrise and fog over the cornfields. It was a small little gift to try and make the day a little bit better.
This means more to me than I could explain, the existence of this particular bottle cap made me chuckle first thing this am. It took me to a happy moment and thought.
That’s when you know something is real…when it makes you happy without being present. When you laugh at a memory.
I dont know why this particular cap was left behind, on the beer cooler, in the bar that I was opening, but I am very grateful for it!
It was a quick shot. It’s not a very good shot. I can find a million flaws with it. But it’s the sunrise. I took it very early this morning on my way to Marian. Normally I don’t see the sun rise, so seeing it this morning was very nice. Every now and then I like to get up very early. It’s so quiet outside. It’s still and calm. And the roads are empty. The drive is great. You drive and drive and every minute the sky is changing colors and then all of a sudden the sun lifts over the horizon and you see this big ball of fire coming up and the day has started. It’s such a common thing. Happens every day. But when you take the time to look at it, it’s pretty amazing.