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The Sun Also Rises, Even When Hidden By Clouds

Surf Drive Sunrise
Written by Brian Tarcy

FALMOUTH – For a brief glorious moment shortly before the scheduled 6 a.m. sunrise this morning, the sky was a palette of glowing orange streaked by gray lines.

There was hope and full expectation of a coming sunrise to make it even more spectacular. But, it was not to be. Instead, the moment of color and beauty was fleeting, lasting less than five minutes.

And then the morning sky faded to gray, as if a curtain had quickly been pulled on the show. We never actually saw the sun.

Still, the memory of that early morning ephemeral glow lingered, as if it had planted the seeds of optimism into the rest of the day.

Later, our optimism was rewarded. The sun appeared.

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About the author

Brian Tarcy

Brian Tarcy is co-founder of Cape Cod Wave. He is a longtime journalist who has written for the Boston Globe, Boston magazine, the Cape Cod Times and several other publications. He is the author of "YOU CAN'T SELL RIGHT FIELD; A Cape Cod Novel." He is also the author or co-author of more than a dozen mostly non-fiction books, including books with celebrity athletes Cam Neely, Tom Glavine and Joe Theisman. His previous book was, "ALMOST: 12 Electric Months Chasing A Silicon Valley Dream" with Hap Klopp,who created the iconic brand, The North Face.
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Brian is a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan with a long-running NFL predictions/political satire column connecting weekly world events to the fate of his favorite team, now at

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