October 21st, 2012



Thick clouds concealed the sky with its the meteors this morning. They lingered most of the day. Late afternoon brought a breeze that cleared them away and filled the town with sunlight, and even a brief warmth, but I was away shopping so couldn't open my windows to catch any freshness. I returned to the stuffy house as the clouds began to form again, casting a new chill. There has been no rain yet, but it is apt to begin at any moment. The dusk feels damp.

Watching the houses fade and the trees become silhouettes, I wish I had wood for the fireplace. This would be a perfect night to drink tea and eat shortbread cookies by a fire. In a while I'll turn on the television, which must serve as my substitute fire. The clouds rush, the dark trees loom, and the houses are almost gone. Time to close the drapes.

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