There is something special about being up before 99.9% of the world. I think that's why I've continued to chase balloons all these years - it's an opportunity to get up and get moving.
To drive the length of New Britain Avenue with all the lights flashing yellow (except for the one in front of the Corner Pug) - turning that usually annoying road into a pleasant drive. To see the full moon setting as the first dawn light breaks. To stop in for coffee with the smell of fresh baked goods greeting you at the door.
The day is new, unspoiled. Life is cleaner, cooler, more innocent.
Yeah, I'm a morning person.