The Write Moment: The Golden Hour

“October 25: October 27 prompt

The Golden Hour

6:00 AM: the best hour of the day, or too close to your 3:00 AM bedtime?”


So, it’s kind of ironic that I chose to write about this prompt only because of my mantra that I always have after each post. But, what exactly is the “golden hour”? What makes that hour so golden? Well, in photography terminology, the golden hour (sometimes called the magic hour) represents the perfect time shortly after sunrise or before sunset where the daylight is softer than when the sun is at its peak during the day. But what if I defined the golden hour as something else? What if the golden hour represents that one hour during the day where everything goes well: productivity, efficiency, punctuality, etc. Everything falls into place during that time. Have I experienced that golden hour perhaps? If I were to pinpoint a certain hour, I would say it happens at 2:oo PM where either I’m at work or during my day off I’m doing something. For some odd reason, whenever I catch that 2 PM mark, I feel more energized, ready to take the day on. However, what if the golden hour wasn’t so much about how everything falls into place goes your way but it was the hour where all your best ideas come flowing right in? If that were the case, then my golden hour of creativity would be 10:00 PM, right when I SHOULD be going to bed! My body wants to rest but my mind becomes restless and reckless with all the thoughts and ideas pouring right in. Most of the times, I have a hard time remembering what I was thinking about the morning after so maybe I’ll keep a small journal next to me so I can jot down anything and everything that’s swirling in my head.

What’s your golden hour and how do you define it?


Stay Golden.

5 thoughts on “The Write Moment: The Golden Hour

  1. I always think of my best poems as I am dozing off to sleep. I want to tell myself I’ll write them down later, but I’ve learned they’ll disintegrate into the air if I don’t scratch them down immediately.

    1. Thank you for your comment! I actually just tried having a tiny journal with me as I go to sleep and it’s the first thing I reach for other than my phone when something comes up in my mind. I highly recommend it! Even if the the journal is a little dinky one :)

  2. Loved your post! And never thought about what my golden hour is or what it even means to me. The first thing that came to mind when I asked myself that, is 2:30 am. I often wake up around that time and choose to go to the bathroom which wakes me up further. Then I look outside and take in the beauty of the night, the stars’ reflection on the water or perhaps the wind moving the trees gently or hearing a Great Blue Heron making it’s Dinosaur like call while landing in the tree close to my bedroom window. There is something very magical around that time for me. It’s when the Great Mystery seems to be calling me. Also I was born around that time. Maybe that has something to do with it.

    1. Thank you so much for your comment! That’s a really special time for you. The fact that you were born around that time, maybe just maybe, you become super sensitive with everything that’s going on around you. I think that in itself is pretty awesome :)

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