the morning made me smile

by waaseyaa'sin christine sy

i was up so early.

the smells outside at around 5:30 were amazing. literally had to stop just outside the door, inhale deeply. i took a few steps and had to stop again to repeat. stretched. the smells were that good. the feel of cool air.

mmm. to relish the moment.

inspired more prayer.

i think it was the smell of dew on green in morning sunlight sprinkled with the songs of about four different bineshiinyag. cement and asphalt in there too, no doubt.

i wish i knew how to say, the morning made me smile, in anishinaabemowin.



bineshiinyag = birds
anishinaabemowin = anishinaabe language