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Today I Love The Tiger Tail Sky

pre-dawn sky
The first view of the morning sky

Today I love the tiger tail sky out the upstairs window this morning before the sun came up. I love that most mornings when I get up and look at the sky I see a scene that I enjoy. I love that I am not oblivious to the fact that I do love that I lived long enough to see this day and a lot of my love for mornings comes from the fact that I made it to this one. I love that, the preceding observation notwithstanding, I truly do love mornings, and the sky is often the first thing that grabs my attention and makes me realize that I’m going to love my day. I love that the first window I become aware of in the morning is an east facing window and that the breakfast nook window is also an east facing window and yet the last window I usually see at night is a west facing one and I love that the ragged remnants of the day are often visible long after night has fallen, fraying the western edge of the night sky with a bleeding edge of moody light. I love that this morning’s promise, written on the tiger tail sky, has been delivered in a brilliant and sunny day of warm breezes and fresh air, and I will drink this day up the way I do every day.

Today I love that last night we went to the rink and curled with the new curlers who came out to participate in our club’s learn to curl program and we divided up the teachers and the students into teams and we threw a four end game and it was a lot of fun to have all the new curlers get into the excitement of the game. I love that most of my team last night is my team for the first draw of our regular league and that means they already know how much crazy fun our team is going to be, I insist on it with my team. I love the game and am looking forward to this winter and the fun of throwing rocks every week.

Today I love banana bread packed in the lunch bag. I love that I am in my Wednesday office even though it’s Friday. I love that I do so much of the things I need to do through my day online, and that’s pretty cool. I love how advanced my world has become, how things I used to dream about and think would be so cool have come to pass, how the future I imagined when I was a teenager has actually happened, phones that we carry with us, that act as computers, watches that we can talk to and refrigerators that make grocery lists and televisions that record things while we watch other things, we’ve come so far from having a TV with one channel and no remote and a phone that was wired to the wall and a watch that didn’t keep time if I forgot to wind it, and I love this.

Today I love drinking coffee in my Wednesday office on a Friday and pondering the advances I’ve seen in this world and remembering that my day of advanced futuristic contemplation began with a tiger tail sky.

Today I Love The Tiger Tail Sky

Kelly Babcock

I was born in the city of Toronto in 1959, but moved when I was in my fourth year of life. I was raised and educated in a rural setting, growing up in a manner I like to refer to as free range. I live on the traditional lands of the Chippewas of Nawash in an area where my family history stretches back 6 or 7 generations and my First Nations friend's families go back hundreds of generations. I was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 50 and have been both struggling with the new reality and using my discoveries to make my life better. I am a freelance writer and I write two blogs here at Psych Central, one about living with ADHD and one that is a daily positive affirmation that acts as an example of finding the good in as much of my life as I possibly can.

Find out more about me on my website: writeofway.

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Babcock, K. (2019). Today I Love The Tiger Tail Sky. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 13, 2020, from


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