I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.
~Elwyn Brooks White
Do you find it hard to get up in the morning? I certainly do! Perhaps (in my case) it might be because I stay up too late blogging and such! But if I wasn't doing this, there would be something else that would captivate me past a normal bedtime hour. I remember when cross-stitching was my obsession of choice. I would tell myself, 'I will just finish this colour, then I'll go to bed.' But after I finished that colour I would see another even more lovely colour that I just had to finish! I also used to stay up very late when I was into cake decorating, for myself and others. So I can't blame this latest obsession for my refusal to go to bed at a decent time. It's just something I do!
But mornings are truly a beautiful time of day. If I could live without sleep I would spend more time admiring the morning light. So here is my musical tribute to morning, along with some purely gratuitous pictures of Richard Armitage. That will surely wake up my senses!
Morning Mood / Grieg
|As John Porter in Strike Back|
I seem to do my best napping after I press my snooze button.But nevermind me ... look at how the morning light shines on his gorgeous face!
Cherokee Morning Song
We need some faster music to get us going!
59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy) / Simon and Garfunkle
|As Claude Monet in The Impressionists arising to capture the morning light on canvas.|
That's better! Now we're finally ready to get out of bed.
Good morning Starshine / Oliver
Are you alert yet? Perhaps some coffee might help?
|As Lucas North aka John Bateman in Spooks /MI-5|
How about in your own special mug?
|Lots more stuff like this here.|
This is sure to wake you up!
Goodmorning from The Beatles
The following Canadian band is the one that Howard Shore used to belong to in the 1970s. Please see Calexora's interesting post where she actually met him at the Governor General's Awards Ceremony. I have been a big fan of this band since before I ever heard of Mr. Shore. But now that I know he is scoring The Hobbit, it makes me even more interested!
One Fine Morning / Lighthouse
And in case the music is not enough to wake you up, how about some more coffee?
As Faboamanto tells us, Coffee Fixes Everything
(especially when we can look at pictures of Richard Armitage drinking it!)