this lame song running through my head as I got my run in this morning!
A creature of habit, my route always takes me west around the big circle that circumscribes my neighborhood. Pre-dawn, this often gives me a view of the setting moon and this morning it was a waning gibbous moon but still quite bright and spectacular as it hung in the quarter western sky.
Working around the western end of the ovoid circle of my route, I came around to face east just as the eastern sky was lightening. The sun took a quick peek over the horizon and decided, once again, that it was safe to come up and she did so quickly. Soon she was blazing in full orb, requiring a quick adjustment of my running cap to shield my eyes.
And that's when this blasted song popped into my head, daring me to alter the lyrics to accomodate the setting and my mood:
"Moon to the left of me, Sunrise to my right....here I am, running in the middle with you!"
(with apologies to the song's authors, Jerry Rafferty and Joe Egan)