A writer tries to transition:

"I just don't understand why it's so hard," said one friend, a Danish medical student. "I can get up anytime I want." This sort of smugness is prevalent among morning people, who count among their ranks Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi, nearly every American president, and even Jesus. (See Mark 1:35: "And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.") Night people are stuck with psychopaths like Adolf Hitler and Juan Arreola, the guy in Pennsylvania who nearly killed his girlfriend's 2-year-old last year, explaining to a judge, "I'm not a morning person."

I suspect all very early risers. I still can't function till after 10 am. I write all those early morning posts the night before.

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