Your alarm goes off at 5.10AM. You contemplate hitting snooze and going back to sleep. But you commitYou get out of bed, and pull on swimmers and a pair of shorts. Drive bleary-eyed into town, in that autonomous way that makes you wonder if you possibly ran a red, due to the lack of attention that went into it. Still wishing you were back under the doona. But then you get there, and you see the ocean and the haze on the horizon. And all doubts and worries and potential regret fades. You’re wide awake. And as the sun rises right in front of you, with some early bird surfers in the foreground, you get it. You remember what you had forgotten. Getting up early, getting up before the sun, is always worth it.