Waiting On The Sun… by JoAnn

A rooster is on top of a weather vane.

I’m sitting here at my computer listening to the many joyful birds outside as I wait for the sun to rise.  I’ve been awake since 4 a.m.  I can’t start my day until the sun is up.  Or so my mind tells me.  I have plenty that needs to be done, but my mind says I must wait till there is daylight.  Why is that?   

I am a night person by nature.  Sometimes I’ve wondered if I were an Owl in another life.  So why do I have trouble early morning when it’s still dark out?  Owls hunt prey at this time.  I have witnessed it.  So guess I need to pick another animal to explain myself.  

There must be something about the stillness that makes me think I need to be still as well.  Everyone seems to be in their homes asleep.  I’m sure that’s not completely accurate as there are so many who go to their jobs this time of day.  But I hear no cars going by, no noise coming from anywhere except for the very happy song birds.

I have often thought that I would love to live in a town that never sleeps.  Where I could run out for a bite to eat or groceries at any time day or night.  So often I have wanted to live a life like many characters in the movies I’ve seen.  Can’t sleep, so I go for a walk where streets are bustling with activity.  Maybe stop in an all night diner for coffee and a burger.  People in the movies always seem so happy being able to do those things in the middle of the night.  I often wonder if life is really like that in large cities.  It seems romantic I guess.  But maybe not so much in reality.

My little town falls asleep early.  Our only diner is called the Toot-n-Tell It.  I don’t think they would be up for running a late night special as they turn off their grill at 9 o’clock sharp.  Every place but two close at 9 o’clock.  One of the two gas stations is open till 10, and the Dollar General also closes at 10 o’clock.  So you better make your run with plenty of time to spare or the doors will be locked.

As the old saying goes, grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.  Maybe I am just deluding myself into thinking anywhere else to live would be better.  I have so much to love right where I am.  But my mind is always open for anything new the good Lord might may suggest.  He has certainly taken me places before that I would have never dreamed I would go.  Some, not in a million years.  So who knows.

It’s now 5:39 a.m. and the sun is shining enough to call it a day.  I will begin my daily rituals and hope to be successful in being productive.  I will fight the sunset tonight in hopes to keep it from leaving.  I always fail.  But with it’s departure, I know I will be less than, and I will wait anxiously for it’s return in the morning.