Occasionally my heart, with its multiple electrical systems, struggles with the ascents and my stalwart constitution can't push it any harder up the mountain. On those days I bring my camera and while I wait for my fluttering heart to find it's rhythm I dive into the beauty that is everywhere all the time. It gives me an opportunity to rest in the beauty that I overlook all too often. I am grateful to my heart for this and many other reasons. I used to feel that it had been broken too many times or was simply ill equipped for planet earth, but when I discovered that I simply have more electrical systems than the average heart I was transported. Of course, it is not a matter of too little heart but a bit extra and that makes all the difference. So I learn to take it slow sometimes. To stand up a little at a time. To breathe deep. To listen and to feel.
So if you find yourself awake before dawn, all is not lost, there is a whole world out there waiting to share her wonders.