She rarely slept past 5am. Sometimes it felt as if she’d lived an entire day before nine in the morning. She wasn’t sure if it was the thin blinds she’d installed to block the early morning summer sun or the lucid dreams that left her feeling emotional long past opening her pretty blue eyes. Maybe she was still living in a different time zone from a lifetime passed. Maybe she just loved the solace of the dawn. Maybe her golden hour happened hours before what others deemed it to be.
Whatever it was, it was the only time of day she truly felt completely alone. Entirely disconnected from the outside world. But that was her time. It was her favorite time. She knew most people would consider her odd. By society’s standards she was odd, but that wasn’t something that bothered her. She cherished that.
No one ever knew why she was tired, but no one would ever know the magic of her morning hours.