Sunrise ramblings

I woke up at 6 this morning and managed to catch the sun rise. What a thrill! This is ironic because I am always up at 3am for my 4am shift at work,  (Safe to call it the red-eye shift for obvious reasons…) a shift i’ve been on for the good part of almost 3 years and have never looked out at the rising sun even though my office is located in one of those uber modern, all-glass buildings. All because work beckons and there’s the first news bulletin of the day to broadcast. Not surprisingly, it’s called the Sunrise show.

Sunrise easily wins my vote for the most beautiful time of the day. What’s not to like- the silence, the purity, the clarity, you can see, smell, hear and feel unhindered. My mother told me that watching a sunrise everyday for a full year without fail boosts one’s immunity 100%. This is an extension of the same logic of making a baby absorb sunlight, the free-est, most abundant source of Vitamin D.

Sunrises will always remind me of my father…it was a ritual of sorts when I was little up until the age of 5 or 6 when he’d wake me up, utter 2 words ‘Sooyoo polloyaan?’ (let’s watch the sunrise) as he carried me to the window, we’d watch the sun rise over Mumbai’s skyline…the placid Arabian sea on one side, the sun rising on the other. We watched the sunrise together this wintry morning… Don’t you just love constants…

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