sunrises are the same

posted on: 4.21.2015

A few hours ago I woke up to take Erik to the airport. Although I greatly enjoy mornings, I am by no means a morning person. I struggled walking to the car and had to rub my eyes several times before I found that tail lights were no longer blurred. Once we said our goodbyes I finally felt awake. I then decided to drive myself down to the beach and watch the sunrise, something I rarely do. Truth is, the last time I watched the sunrise with intention was in Belize, before that, Cancun, and before that I was in the middle of the Caribbean. While on the other side of Mexico time change gave me the ability to wake up with the sun. In each location the sunrise on the water always felt the same: calm seas, warm salted air and some distant storm working its way towards the coast. Today I discovered that Manhattan Beach was no different. It may be a coast where the sun rises behind the mountains, where the water is an ocean instead of a sea, and where the climate is arid rather than humid, but despite its differences the sunrise was unchanged. And then deja-vu hit. Whenever I travel at some point I get a familiar sense that the world is really small and just not that different across its varied regions. I guess it doesn't take several fearful flights for me to reach this moment of enlightenment, just an empty beach, a slight state of delirium, and of course a large coffee. Hope you all have a fantastic day!

35 comments:

  1. Gorgeous shots babe :)) I love mornings as well but not a morning person either!

    Adi xx
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  2. Amazing photos.
    Makes me want to go to beach
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  3. These photos are everything and such a great reminder!

    xx 365Hangers

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  4. Wow, gorgeous photos!

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  5. I love these pictures! I love that middle pictures!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  6. That is such a beautiful observation. I tend to believe in the opposite though. From memory anyway (since I haven't left this country in over 4 years now) I've always felt the incredible grandness of the world and how different continents are. Like in Asia where there are tall concrete cities, not for business but for living. Clothing hanging out from windows always felt different that the kind I've seen countless times in Europe. How BIG America is, even though technically it's almost the same size as Australia nearly every inch is covered by humans and that really fascinated me. As I type this I can see the similarities and the point you make so clearly, at the same time I'm stubborn and want to be right! Hahaha! Either way travel opens our hearts and minds to things that lay seemingly unobserved right before us. It's funny how we have to go somewhere far away to take notice of what is right ahead of us at times, and to finally appreciate it.

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  7. Gorgeous pictures!! Come and meet our adventures in Paris at Paris Living

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  8. Beautiful pictures! Visiting your blog gives me so much inspiration <3

    Have a great day, Michaela!

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
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  9. I'm more of a sunset kind of girl, but your description made me want to watch a beautiful sunrise with a large cup of coffee :))

    Bella Pummarola

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  10. So true, reminds me also how interconnected we all are. I really believe in that, it is a small world, and the ocean does make you feel so small. It's beautiful!

    xx,
    Tania
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  11. Great photos

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  12. Hope you're having a great weekend Michaela.

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  13. Oh, the last one is amazing. I love when a storm brews over the ocean...so haunting!

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  14. Wow- sounds like a great way to start the day- beautiful!

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  15. Beautiful pictures as always. I wish to settle and build my own house near the beach when I already have my family. It's totally different from the fast pace city life I'm experiencing right now.

    Have a great day!

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
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  16. Beautiful!

    Lots of love.
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  17. definitely not a morning person either! these photos are beautiful :)

    danielle | avec danielle

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  18. Hey Michaela, how are you doing?

    Beautiful pictures. X

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  20. Wow! I love these sun rising pictures..

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  21. Very nice post, impressive. its quite different from other posts. Thanks for sharing.
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  22. Amazing pictures darling!!! X

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