Dawn: (n) the first appearance of daylight in the morning
I have personally put in a request to find and hire the agent who represents Snickers. It’s not a bad candy bar but it’s certainly not worth all the hype.
- Good agent.
- Good product placement.
- Good advertising.
Likewise, I would also be willing to hire the representative who promotes the word “dawn.”
Every human being seems to get all fuzzy and whimsical when they think about the beginning of a new day–the sun rising, the Earth waking up and stretching, to begin its mission and set in motion great things.
The dawn seems awfully hopeful and interesting unless, for some reason, you have a job that makes you get up at dawn.
This means you’re usually getting up in the dark.
The light does not come in quickly, and it’s breakfast in a chilled room before you begin to see what kind of day, weather-wise, is coming, and have the ability to read the newspaper or the Internet without overhead lighting.
It would do us well as mortals to realize that everything afforded us—be it fresh water, cheap fruits and vegetables, love, or dawn—well, each thing takes a sacrifice.
It demands focus.
And there are times these things may disappoint us by not showing up exactly when and how we want them to.
There’s nothing philosophical about the dawn–not even by its “early light.”
Some of the best decisions I’ve made were in the middle of the night. I’ve often been guilty of getting up too soon, and having all my energy blown by 9:15 A. M.
No, dawn is when Nature has decided to commence a new day.
In itself, it is a tingle of light.
You may glamorize it, or if you think it’s too sudden, you may demonize it.
But the dawn is like everything else—it’s made available to us during our journey.
It shows up with no promises…
…and leaves the heavy lifting to us.