so, i moved back to brighton two weeks ago, and i've been waking up to some pretty magnificent light. the morning sun streams in casting striking shadows and backlighting the house plants. i've always preferred to wake up with natural light and used to purposefully open my blinds before going to sleep. i'm a deep, heavy sleeper and need that extra nudge to get up in the morning if i can help it. i totally get that some people need pitch darkness and blackout curtains in order for their slumber not to be disrupted by the sun saying hello in the wee hours; i reckon i'd never get out of bed.
(disclaimer: this is england and sun-drenched mornings and days are something of a rarity, to be embraced by sun worshippers like me at any opportunity)