I adore mornings. My typical retired day starts with:
- cuddling the cat as he walks over my chest, sits on my face, etc., etc.;
- splashing cold water on my face;
- making coffee; and then with steaming mug in hand…
settling in with my beloved laptop and (of course) the cat. For up to 30 minutes I do whatever I fancy — perhaps journaling or puttering around in my latest Web development project. But here’s the funny thing….
Many mornings I find myself mysteriously drawn into my favorite site for free photos — Unsplash.* I don’t intend to go to Unsplash. It just happens. For reasons I can’t explain, it simply makes me happy. Ergo it’s a wonderful way to start the day. Who could ask for more? Mug of coffee, purring cat in lap, laptop also in lap, and drop-dead gorgeous photos that are free.
In case that’s not enough, for this now-freelance Web developer, the photos add razzle-dazzle to many of my projects. Take my latest WordPress theme, for example. They’re featured as random header images, including:
So thank you, thank you, all of you at Unsplash for adding such joy to my life.
* An important aside: by “free” I mean licensed under Creative Commons Zero.