morning word: morning
Morning word: Morning
As someone who cherishes my own mornings, I have become really interested in learning how other people spend the first 30 minutes of their day.
What do people do in the morning? Check their email? Meditate? Hit snooze? Imagine extending this question to a little girl who lives in a rural Nepali village, or an elderly man in Uganda. What do they do?
Or let's compare only 29-year-olds across the world. Who gets in an Uber on their way to work, and who walks two miles to collect water for their family? Who sleeps in until 10, and who is up before the sunrise?
I've always had this dream of capturing morning routines—specifically the first 30 minutes of someone's day. People don't have to have an "exciting" routine, either. Maybe they hit snooze for most of it. Maybe they go straight into the shower and then straight into the car and then straight into the office.
That's a story, just as much as the person who wakes up and goes for a run is story, or prepares breakfast for their family of six is a story, or walks hesitantly into an open field is a story.
What do mornings mean? What don't they mean? How do mornings vary around the world?
I want to find out.