The sky was quite blue already, even though the sun had not made it up over the mountain. She was in a rather deep valley, and it would take the sun awhile to find her. She rolled up her bedroll and strapped it onto the frame of her rucksack. She boiled just enough water for coffee and drank it black, leaning against a tree, overlooking a clear stream. Morning was the best time for walking and she didn't want to waste a moment of it; although she had no set itinerary, she still had far to go. Breakfast would wait.
She shouldered her pack and set off to meet the sun halfway.
© 2007 Cynthia Newcomer Daniel
Fine and sterling silver, Sleeping Beauty turquoise. Hand fabricated pendant and chain.