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Coffee, Mornings, sleep

"Get out of the bed will you?"

by Ishita Doval

New delhi — She screamed from down the hallway. Her voice shattering the calm of my sleep. “Mum, its Saturday….” I droned ritualistically. “That is not a valid reason for sleeping till noon!” I dragged myself to the breakfast table. Eggs and bread stared at me as I fought my tendency to sleep on the table. That’s when I saw it. Sitting silently on one corner of the table. Acquainted by its one true love....

Morocco, Full Moon, Mornings

Missing waking up to Moroccan moon-sets.

by Samantha Harrington

Chapel hill — Class, work, class, homework. The well-oiled hum of this college life. There was a time, not so long ago, when none of that mattered. There were still classes, still homework, still exams. But they...

Mindfulness, Windows, Mornings

Trying To Wake Up Every Day

by Eilert Vataker

Sandefjord — Ascending from a gelatinous dreamland you open your eyes and suddenly find yourself obligated to deal with the practicalities of an external universe. Do not topple into that all-too-familiar state o...

Breakfast, Mornings, Saturday

Breakfast and iced coffee with Alex at The Works.

by Molly Boushell

Amherst — Breakfast and iced coffee with Alex at The Works. We woke up crazy for bacon and eggs, and talked it up on our way into town. We got here and didn’t find what we wanted, so we tried Lone Wolf, but the...

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