If there's anything I hate to do, it's get up early. But this morning, I'm glad I did. Driving back to my place from Deb's, I saw the sun rise in a most remarkable fashion—a shaft of light rising vertically from the hilltops, sort of like God's Lightsaber. I didn't have the real camera with me, but shot a few photos with my cell. What's missing in this shot is contrast— the delicate blue of the sky cleaved by the sun's furious torch.
I confess I have seen few sunrises over the last couple of decades. But I have to think this formation is unusual. What atmospheric condition could direct the light in such a way? Perhaps it is a SIGN. Haven't checked the news yet, but did Dick Cheney pop a heart attack and croak? That might be enough to warrant such a display, had the Gods just hearts and a decent sense of humor. Or maybe Nazis opened the Ark of the Covenant again. In any case, I'm glad I got to see it in person. Did any of our dear readers do the same?