Waking up at 4.30 in the morning can have its advantages. The moon and the quiet. Also if you are lost the morning star marks true East.
The Moon peeps over
Venue: Kangra Fort, Jammu, India.
The winter day is done and the nightwatchman slides into his appointed position.
“Only the poet or the saint can water an asphalt pavement in the confident anticipation that lilies will reward his labour.”—W Somerset Maugham in The Moon and Sixpence.
As a writer, reading the following lines from The Moon and Sixpence gave me some solace:
“The moral I draw is that the writer should seek his reward in the pleasure of his work and in release from the burden of his thoughts; and, indifferent to aught else, care nothing for praise or censure, failure or success.”—W Somerset Maugham