Awake particularly early the other day, I went for a walk on Milford Beach. The skies were low and threatening, and I’d resigned myself to a undistinguished sunrise. In fact, I was headed back to the car when a fellow walker pointed out what I nearly missed — shafts of orange light bursting outward from the horizon.
My photo can never do justice to how beautiful that moment was. The beach was almost deserted, but for the few minutes nature offered her light show, a small group of us stood together and watched.
Then the elderly Chinese woman murmured “very special moment”, we all smiled, added our agreement and carried on our way.