Saturday, September 5, 2009

The Early Rise: Controversially Casual?

Trust me, it's a sunrise.

For many, waking up early when it is not required embodies the utmost in un-casualness.

As I write this on a Saturday morning around 6:30am, I must respectfully disagree.

Time moves a bit differently when you start your day in the early hours; your part of the world in itself is trying to wake up and is in no particular rush, so just link up with it and get up together.

Surely, if one has been out enjoying the recreational activities available during the late night, the early rise may not be the best fit. The early rise is not for everyone and 'early,' like everything potentially casual, is subjective: there are no rules. My own personal workweek wake up time is now 4:30, so a weekend 6:30 rise qualifies both as sleeping in and a rather early rise: thoroughly enjoyable.

Without resorting to lowest common denominator nostalgia arguments, I'll close with the fact that the morning is the coolest part of the day. Like a beverage that has been left in the refrigerator for consumption at its coolest, the morning can be the best time to enjoy the outdoors, particularly in the often hellish climes of summer in Los Angeles.

1 comment:

  1. Well said, Capski. But the real casual joy of early rising is the afternoon nap you take later.

    Waking up from the nap may not be casual.