I awoke early on the first day of 2008, knowing I would go back to sleep. First, I captured a few photographs of the new year dawning by moonlight. I thought I would capture the sunrise but instead the moon and stars were the only light out at 6:30 am. I'm glad I went outside and enjoyed the early morning sky even though the sunrise didn't materialize.The sun did come up but when I went back to sleep, day was breaking without any of the pinks and purples I thought to capture.
What I did capture was good enough for me although I need to learn more about my camera and hopefully improve at photographing the night sky, or in this case the early morning sky.
The second time I woke up on the first day of 2008, the sky was a vibrant blue and I was up for good. I'm moving slowly, savoring a day off without any big plans or responsibilities. Savoring my strong dark French roast coffee which I cut with a touch of chocolate truffle flavored coffee. No doubt sacrilege to a connaisseur but I am not plagued by the limitations of a purist. I can keep barreling through life deriving pleasure from a hodge podge and at my age, I don't even have as many self doubts which used to make me question if it was ok to be the way I am. At this point whether or not it's ok is immaterial. In the words of the great philosopher Popeye: I am what I am and I am what I am. Those are my initials thoughts for 2008.