I’ve come to love the early mornings, especially when it’s still dark, but getting light. The streets are empty, and the office is empty. The coffee tastes so good at that time that I should pronounce the "so" in this sentence using three syllables. Today I was in at 6:45, which gives me almost two hours before the office really opens up. My music is loud. My thoughts are clear.
What’s particularly soothing this morning is that yesterday I finished the last of my touches on my plan-as-you-go book. I really enjoyed the process, but now I enjoy being done. I’m remembering how good it used to feel the day after school ended for the year, when I was still in school but too young for summer jobs. That was a good feeling. And this is a good feeling too, this morning.