Get Up! Get Up!

Getting Up Early in Death Valley
Sunrise in Death Valley

Hello! It’s August! June blew by, and July was right on her heels, and I’m hoping to catch a glimpse of August before he hurries off too.

New months mean that I start a new section in my journal – the one I don’t share with anyone, and it’s always exciting to look ahead and dream in private about what I might accomplish with all the newness of a fresh month.

I celebrate new months, and new years of course. I celebrate revolutions around the sun, not necessarily with a big birthday bash, but at least a little to myself. I also celebrate the anniversary of getting a second chance after my big accident, the anniversary of getting married – my best and luckiest decision.

Isn’t it weird that I don’t celebrate every single new day?

One of my favorite John Muir quotes is one that you don’t hear very often. The mountains aren’t calling in this one, and nothing is attached to everything else. I’m not even sure it’s a real quote. Google can’t find it. T shared it with me one day, and I was so enamored that I wrote it down.

“Get up! Get up! Today is the first day of creation! It all begins anew!”

I’m not sure if I care if it’s a real John Muir quote. After all, today is the first day of creation! It all begins anew!

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