Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Let the sun shine
15days! That's how long it was without sunshine in Toronto. I didn't like it one bit!
Yes I run in the pre-dawn hours so I don't see the sun when I start out on my morning runs. I look forward to seeing the sunrise though. That has gone missing these past few weeks with fog, rain and snow. As I finished my runs I could only look forward to the darkness morphing into grey.
The snow was sympathetic changing into a black slop that mirrored the sky above. People on the street and drivers in their vehicles stopped smiling. Commuters pulled their toques down and pushed their collars up in a bid to hide from the dullness. It was not beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
"Let the sun shine in!" we cried.
Then without warning a strange sight rose over the horizon from the east one morning. Thankfully I'm am early riser and witnessed it first hand while out running: A bright yellow glow signaled that the sun was back! Hallelujah! Break out the sunglasses...put away the Vitamin D.
S.A.D...Seasonally Adjusted Depression...was over for after just one sight of the sunrise I enjoyed my run that morning. It re-filled my memory banks. I'm running again with a smile.
Until next time...