tropical mornings

There is something special about the morning air here on the island.

A slightly cool and sweet and sticky breeze mixed with the sounds of crickets and early birds chirping.

I sit here in the dawn with my cup of coffee as it gets brighter and the sun, not ready to fully appear yet, paints the horizon above my beloved sumatran hills in unreal dusty yellow, gray and purple colours.

Can’t help it, it just makes me smile.

And my heart rises with the sun.