After breaking each and every morning in memorable history, Dawn (also known as Sunrise and/or Aurora) finally got a much-needed fix.
“Nights are tough,” admitted Dawn, in a rare moment of vulnerability. “Right before I wake up, I experience this overwhelming sense of darkness. Things had reached a point where I was starting to crack.”
Dawn finally caught a lucky break early one Monday morning, when a nature-loving handyman named Kenny Felton and his dog, Max, went for a walk in an East Nashville park.
As Dawn tells it, “At that time of day, I was still feeling pretty hazy. Not really sure what I was doing yet, I started splashing some colors across the sky, shades of pink and orange and red, you know, casting out some glow. Just the usual, nothing over-the-top.”
But while Dawn’s artistry might have seemed mundane to her, Kenny found it nothing short of astonishing. He stopped in his tracks - as did Max - and paused for several long moments.
"Well, all right, then," he said to the horizon. "I hereby quit all my gripin’ about all my nonsense. This, right here, is enough. In fact ... it's everything.” He smiled a little self-consciously and added, “Thank you.”
Touched beyond words at the lavish praise, a speechless Dawn could only smile down warmly on Kenny and his canine companion. “I literally felt lit up from the inside,” she said. “I’d been feeling so broken, and this was just the emotional fix I’d been needing. And from a handyman, appropriately enough."
And the effect of Kenny''s words has been far from fleeting, says Dawn. "Since then, I've felt that, not only can I go on day after day, but I can truly shine." Looking truly radiant, she added. "From now on, I'm determined to be the light.”