Sedona in the moonlight is terrific. I live at the base of Thunder Mountain and all of it’s craggy magnificence is reflected in the lunar light. The whole town has a “no streetlight” policy, which is wildly controversial in some circles but superb for star-gazing.

If you want to be more creative, break out of your standard routine from time to time. Get up at 3am. Have some strawberries. It’s fun, especially when the crickets are chirping and the moon is full. Nothing says “I don’t have to be up at the crack of dawn” like eating fresh strawberries in the middle of the night. It’s like taking a little break from sleeping, if that’s possible.

Is Sedona an artistic paradise? Absolutely. But when you think about it, isn’t anywhere — especially where you are right now — a paradise when you are free to enjoy life’s little pleasures on your own terms?

Photo by Jeff Kubina, used under a Creative Commons license.