I don’t think about bank accounts, bills to be paid, and my list of “to do today” when I awake.
I look outside my window … cloud bottoms are good-morning pink and someone’s rooster is crowing.
I think about my grandmother who was always awake before me.
Already had the chickens fed, coffee made, and asked if I wanted scrambled eggs or fried. Slices of toast were a whole-wheat brown with pools of melted butter.
And during college always welcoming me home with warm smells of something-baking-in-the-oven and sometimes a new quilt made from childhood dresses.
Few words said.
We sat with coffee mugs steaming.
We sat, sipping the sweetness in.