Monday Morning Wake-Up Call

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The great waiting played a part. Inside the vastness, plotting. All that, yes. Prolonged, weary, the exasperation. But at dawn the next day, like a slow ostrich straightening itself out, she was waking up. She awoke to the same intact mystery, opening her eyes she was the princess of the intact mystery. As if the factory whistle had already blown, she dressed in a hurry, downed her coffee in one gulp. Opened the front door.

~ Clarice Lispector, “Preciousness.” The Complete Stories


Credits: Image – Thank you Doug at eclecticitylight

 

Monday Morning

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She sips her coffee, sets it down, stretches her arms.
This is one of the most singular experiences,
waking on what feels like a good day,
preparing to work but not yet actually embarked.
At this moment there are infinite possibilities, whole hours ahead.

— Michael Cunningham, The Hours


Credits: Quote: Et in Arcadia Ego*.  Image: Falling To Pieces

 

Post Long Weekend Wake-Up Call

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Source: Lemur via Exactly

 

Monday Morning (First Day Back Post-Holiday)

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Source: Snoopy and Woodstock sleeping (via thesensualstarship)

 

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call

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Source: Charlie Brown & Sleepy Snoopy via Mennyfox55

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call

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“Bracing ourselves for the week”


Photo: John Drysdale via Milk (Child and Elephant sitting)

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call

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Like when you squeeze lemon into black tea
and the black tea starts brightening all over.
Her fatigue was gradually brightening.
Without any fatigue whatsoever, incidentally.
The way a firefly lights up.
Since she was no longer tired,
she’d get up and get dressed.
It was time to start.

~ Clarice Lispector, “The Imitation of the Rose.” The Complete Stories


Photo: Fireflies by m hamajima via Mostly Japan

 

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: Breakfast!

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“Capturing the “perfect shot” is sometimes years in the making—just ask Scottish photographer Alan McFadyen. He devoted about 4,200 hours and 720,000 exposures in order to photograph a kingfisher making a precisely symmetrical dive into its reflection on a lake.”

See full story at My Modern Met

 

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call

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Source: wsj.com – Owls sit in a hollow nest in Patan, Nepal. (Narendra Shrestha)

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: Get up!

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The swans on the River Alster in Hamburg, Germany were caught and moved to their ice-free winter quarters on the Eppendorf Muehlenteich millpond. They will remain there until spring. (Bodo Marks/wsj.com)

 

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