This is something I did only once last year in Greece because my sleeping schedule did not allow for morning runs. But I've now taken to running at sunrise, and TODAY'S SUNRISE WAS AMAZING. The sun began cresting over the mountain as a crimson red, while the sea turned a glassy swirl of rose, lavender, and gold. I kept turning around as I ran to catch the various stages --I was running from east to west, and, as a side note, the panselinos (full moon) was setting while I ran. And it was massive. And pink, looking just as I remembered when I saw it the night before. How many people get to say they've seen the Full Moon both as it rises and sets over the sea?
So, I'm calling it my joyful moment early, but that's also because I know I'm going to be late posting something again. Today is the last day for the writers of the Writing Workshops in Greece, and I know from experience that it's always a long night. I don't know if I'll be partaking in all of the festivities, but I'm grateful to say that many of the students have become friends in the past few days, and they've graciously allowed me to tag along with their parea without feeling like an imposition. So, I'm going to be doing my share of toasting them, and potentially comforting them once reality sets in about leaving Thassos.
Believe me, friends. I understand.