Do you have a magic hour? A 60-minute (or even longer) slice of the day that you would not trade for anything? I do! At times it feels terribly indulgent, yet I miss it desperately when life gets in the way. It is early in the morning, usually 6:00-7:00AM on Saturdays and Sundays. That precious time grounds me, and forces me to regroup before the flurry of weekend activity. The rest of humanity either has not risen yet, or they are quietly enjoying their magic hour, too! I often share mine with the birds, a cup of hot coffee, and a book. Now that I am attempting to live a more writerly life, it may begin to include jotting down a few thoughts in my notebook. My husband, who introduced me to the joys of the magic hour, begins his even earlier than mine — 4:30 or 5:00AM. He insists it is when he does his best thinking, writing, and focused reading. He is kind enough to share his extended with me. I can’t wait for tomorrow! Here’s a haiku to get me through until it’s time.
Peaceful calm stillness
Prelude to the day ahead
Everything can wait
This post is part of the annual month-long Slice of Life writing challenge organized by Two Writing Teachers. Join us! It’s my first time slicing and apparently I’m an “Early Morning Slicer,” too!