the alarm woke me at 5:45 and I actually got up. took me 15 minutes to gather my things from the night before and head out into the still dark morning. i stop for my morning chai and venture out. some would think i was going shopping with the others on the road ~ the black friday weekend and all. but no, I'm going across bridges to the edge, to the gate. I crank my music and roll over and around and down again. the light in my rear view mirror ...
i got there with time to spare, time to explore a few spots, time to realize how windy and chilly it was there on top, time to see the others who had the same thoughts I did.
this time with my camera was such a gift to myself. this time alone. this time exploring and doing my thing on my own time, my own way...was a gift.
being up to see the sun rise ~ a gift. seeing this place that I live in such beautiful light ~ a gift.