Perhaps there is something to the crackpot Biorhythm beliefs of the 60’s or 70’s. For those of you too young to remember Biorhythms, the theory goes something like this: every person inherits a set of sine waves that they cycle through endlessly throughout their lives. As far as I can remember, these cycles depended on nothing more than the time at which you were born and once started, never varied. I would rather think along these lines than think that perhaps Kathi is right and there is something fundamentally wrong with me as an individual.
Sunrise Over Colorado
I am thinking of Biorhythms and whether they explain my oddities because it is now almost 05:30 and I am somewhere south of Pueblo, Colorado watching the sunrise over the eastern planes. Raton Pass rises off to the south of me and beacons me on. I am driving east to the graduation of my second niece (Sarah’s) graduation. I love driving early. I left later than I wanted to… I was hoping to be in Raton Pass for this moment, but here I sit by the side of the road somewhere near Walsenburg.
I would rather believe that the reason that I get my love of being up to see sites like this because forty-some-odd years ago I awakened my mother at some ungodly early hour to get into this world and set in motion a steady oscillation that makes me crazy enough to find the early morning hours almost irresistibly attractive. Were I any kind of an artist, I would argue that I get up early on purely aesthetic grounds. Of course, Kathi could be entirely accurate. I could be just some kind of freak of nature that has an irrational need to leave the safety and comfort of a warm bed when rolling over and getting a few more hours sleep would be a far more sensible thing to do.
I left home a bit later than I wanted to this morning. I had intended to be driving south by 03:00 but Saga was a bit hesitant to avail herself of the grass in the park as quickly as I would have liked. I also wanted to make sure that I had not forgotten anything. I spent a few extra minutes getting some extra maps together so that I could have an alternate route should I need it. I have a long day of driving ahead of me. I hope to be east of Little Rock before I stop for the evening so I guess I had best be getting back on the road.
I have a full day of audio books queued for my listening pleasure. I will be listening to Skinny Dip by Carl Hiaasen and To the Stars by L. Ron Hubbard before I stop tonight.
Have a great day! Stay well!
Don Bergquist – Walsenburg, Colorado – 17, May, 2005