The Unexpected

I’ve spent many a night waiting for the sun to rise. I’ve always wanted to be the first one to welcome the sun as it discarded its canopy of black velvet, reaching out to the skies.

It was a treat well worth the wait. I’d wake up earlier than the earliest birds and head to the terrace to watch the glory unfold in front if my eyes. I would be happy just looking at the sky turning from deep blue to purple to pink and then orange and then a deeper shade of orange until the sun was all out.

But then one day, I got a little more than I had asked for. I caught the moon lingering just before the sun was set to take over. It had been a full moon the previous night, and it’s one of the most beautiful experiences of my life. I had asked for the ice cream but got a surprise cherry first.


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