Sunrise, Bean Point, Anna Maria Island

Among the thousand gratitudes, I am grateful for light. There’s a place you can stand on Bean Point, on Anna Maria Island, and watch the sun come up through the reedy beach grass and cattails.

The pre-sunrise landscape, standing on the beach and looking towards the island, is compelling.

But then there’s the breathtaking moment when you realize that the sun is rising.

And the sun rises.

And the whole world is flooded with golden light.

And then the sun is up, and the whole day is full of possibility.