As the days get longer, I find myself moving into my summer sleep/wake routine.

I’m usually awake before the break of dawn, and to bed long before sunset. Eight undisturbed hours of sleep is normal for me.

I truly believe the power walking contributes to the sublime sleep I enjoy almost every night.

While I’m out walking at sunrise, I’ve found that there are countless ways to frame the beautiful ball of light that faithfully greets us each day.

“So, go on rising, sun, you don’t frighten us. We don’t care about your many miles, your diameter, your volume. Warm sun, just rise, bright light, arise. You are not big, you are not small, you are happiness.”

Alfred Döblin