Early morning dawn was always a favorite time for me. I grew up in a large family and was the eldest child. If I wanted any free time or time in my own space, it had to be early morning while everyone else slept. I still feel that way. It is early morning solitude that helps me get through all the tugs and pull on me throughout the day. I sit on the porch and watch the darkness giveway to the morning light and feel rejuventate in the beauty of the awakening earth and freshness of a new day.