For fifteen minutes, for a half hour – sun, orange-yellow-gold – breaks horizon in the east. Light sweeps across hundreds of miles of ocean to strike our shores. The amber light begins to return color to the land as the sun rises. The sun melts the shadows, warms the air, chases fog away, and makes dew drops on spider webs vanish. Darkness 6, 8, 12 hours we sleep, dreaming, tossing, turning, reaching for our lover, trusting we are safe, and a new day will come.