January 8, 2019

Marquette Lighthouse at 8:32 a.m.

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Marquette Lighthouse, Marquette, MI

46° 32' 47" N -87° 22' 30" W

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A return to solitude, rather, a return to being comfortable with solitude is something I hope to find again. I’m certainly not seeking a great amount of solitude, but I used to find it much more comfortable. Lately, moments of solitude have been met with an even greater force of loneliness and sadness.

Take stone skipping, something I’m passionate about that I find a great amount of joy in. But as the summer moves a long thoughts begin to seep in, “I don’t want to just go throw stones at the water again, by myself” or “Oh yay, watching another sunset alone.”

What’s different about a sunrise? Mostly, the camera, and making it part of my daily purpose. For me, photography has always been a private hobby and interest. The more people around, even friends, the less likely I am to put my camera to work. Photography has long been a practice of introspection and seeking nature. Last year was the fewest photos I had taken in a handful of years, and it was also one of the least happy years in that same span.

In short, as Jean-Paul Sartre said, “If you’re lonely when you’re alone, you’re in bad company.”

Time to fix that.

“I have an immense appetite for solitude, like an infant for sleep, and if I don’t get enough for this year, I shall cry all the next.” – Henry David Thoreau


For additional sunrise photos follow me on Instagram at both @BugsySailor and @UPSupplyCo. I won't be posting sunrises daily, but you'll certainly see some content you won't see here.

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