i woke up in time to watch the sunrise this morning. god only knows why i couldn't sleep past 7 o'clock, but it was worth it. the gold light touched a gray sky, and the result was tangerine, rose, and violet. even in the clouds anticipating a storm, the sun could bring some beauty. now the sun peaks from beneath the curtain of steel-gray, illuminating the trees outside my window, giving each green leaf a golden lining, and glittering in the last bits of dew. it will rain today, i have no doubt. but for this one perfect moment, you can see the brilliant blue of the sky, the pale gold of the sun. there is nothing like it. a sunrise does the heart good, reminding you that there is some hope- the sun willrise, the dawn will come after the darkness, and there will be some kind of glory, with birds singing 'hallelujiah' and silent fireworks in the sky.