You savour the stillness of early morning, where the lake is still and the air is cool and crisp. You hear the crunch of the crimson leaves beneath your feet as you walk along the pier. The rising sun turns the water into a bronzed mirror as it slowly rises from the horizon casting its light and gentle warmth across the lake. You sit at the end of the pier, your feet hovering above the calm water, your hands leaning on the cool wooden planks for support. You take a deep breath and take in the beauty surrounding you, smelling the freshness of the morning air and the muskiness of the surrounding water. You watch as the sun slowly climbs higher into the sky, the golden rays reaching your hands and face, where you feel the welcome warmth. You sit there in peace until the sun rises fully and the call of birds break the hypnotising silence. You are ready to start the day.
From where you’d rather be.