The Quality of Morning

There is a quiet quality to the morning, before the light of day exposes the remnants left untended from the previous day, before a word is spoken and so there are no forgivenesses that need to be exchanged to repair broken relationships, before the aches of effort remind the body of its age; a quietness with the potential to be anything and gives hope to the coming day, a birthing sigh that releases the pain from the past and expresses a desire to live, to go forward and face the sun, to bask in the glow of something beyond this world, of something better.