sunrise is my favorite time of day.
there's something quiet and beautiful about being out when there's no one around, and the birds aren't even chirping yet. you watch the sky go from dark to blue, to pinkish, and then lots of colors. and then the sun quietly slips up into the sky. sunset is allot noisier because everyone is around, and it's not as pretty because the colors are harsher. sunrise has lighter, softer colors. it's a very nice to sit with myself and think about life and everything. i find that with my busy schedule, i don't get allot of time to myself. and at night when i finally get to bed, i usually pass out the second my head hits the pillow because I'm so zonked. so sunrise gives me a good half hour or more to "get to know myself again" or sometimes i do it with a friend. the right friends understand that they don't have to say anything. we just sit together and watch the sky. i have one friend who i dragged out twenty minutes away from her bed at four thirty so she could see sunrise. she was complaining at first, but afterwards she told me she was glad i did it to her.
i don't get to see it all that often, because I've usually just fallen asleep a few hours before, but i try once a month to get up and watch it. in camp and Israel it was much easier because no one cared if i left at four thirty. but at home, I'd wake too many people up. so i have to just be happy watching it from inside, where i don't have such a good clear view.