August 11th, 2013

caillebotte_man at his window

Anticipation

Waiting for night to creep up, when I'll wait for the waxing moon to set, and then go out and watch the sky. I didn't see any meteors last night, but then I didn't stay out long. I went indoors to do something, sat down on the couch and the next thing I knew I was waking up with a crick in my neck and it was morning. How I miss the summer nights when I'd stay awake and alert until the hour before dawn. Days like today when I wake up early always seem to drag, and yet be short of time somehow.

An afternoon nap might have made it more likely that I'd be able to stay awake long enough tonight to see what the Perseid shower brings. But it's too late for napping now. I must fix dinner, and there's an important phone call to be made, and then the laundry isn't done yet and I'll need those clothes tomorrow. The sky is so simple compared to all of the world's busyness. The sun's glare brightens my drapes and puts me on edge. I envy those places where it is midnight now. I could be asleep by the time it's midnight here.


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