Before dawn

The day started out pretty well, even though it began with less than six hours of sleep, at 4:40 a.m.

I got up at 5:30 and did all the good-girl things first: I wrote, I ate breakfast, I took time to admire the beautiful sky and its hazy crescent moon.

I made a huge effort to be patient with the near-constant interruptions from the ongoing work on the house. It destroyed my concentration and stole more than three very unpaid hours from the peak part of my work day.

I was distracted by the roiling waves of bad news crashing on my computer screen. A train wreck I can’t seem to look away from.

By 7:30 p.m. I was defeated. I failed to complete anything I set out to do today.

They say the darkest hour is just before the dawn.

Today’s penny is a 2013 because in a week, prepared or not, I’ll be training 13 journalists in Pakistan, long-distance.


2 thoughts on “Before dawn”

  1. Good morning, Lisa. Ray was very concerned about you yesterday because you seemed so sad. You are in our hearts today. I hope it is a better one. Here’s a hug from both of us

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