Unless there’s sunlight piercing through the slits of the venetian blinds, 6AM isn’t all that great. If I wanted to see more of a still darkness, I’ll stay awake until 3AM or as late as my eyes and body will allow. For me, however, staying up that late into the morning brings about fluid creativity; I can get in some creative writing or long, rambling rants at all hours of the night, as well as browse Tumblr or surf the perverse depths of the place known as the internet.
What does makes 6AM great is when the indicators of morning — early sunlight, birds chirping, the color of foliage as the sun penetrates — occur, the beauty of an early morning that make waking up worthwhile. I may have to wait another week or so for this to happen (Daylight Savings ends in the U.S. on Nov. 3), but I’m looking forward to when it finally does.