Playing Peek-a-Boo with the Sun

I walk before sunrise for two reasons. I don’t want to bother with a sunscreen lotion, and I need to move before my body has time to wake up and protest. This morning, after climbing the steep hill, we were walking toward the sun as it peeked over the eastern mountain. It was similar to the shot of the moon I took 25 hours before, as the moon set in the west – two celestial orbs, one coming and one going.

After I took the photo, we walked at our usual pace. That had the effect of making the sun disappear behind the mountain again, as we walked closer to the base. The sun remained un-risen until we turned into our street. Did time stand still in those moments? Not that I could tell. We were just playing Peek-a-Boo with the sun.