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Making the most of morning’s predawn hours can be the best way to start the day, whether it’s for reading, ruminating or romanticizing.

The early winter mornings are dark and quiet. Although your warm bed beckons you to climb back inside, starting your day before the day can leave you enlightened and ready to meet life’s later requirements that rise with the sun. It’s not a time to get ahead at work or skim your social media feed—those can wait, as can the laundry, the shopping list and the call to your mother. These things will get done, but the predawn hours offer

  • Words:
    Margaret Everton
  • Photography:
    Tao Wu

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  • Words:
    Margaret Everton
  • Photography:
    Tao Wu
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