“Hello Darkness, my old friend”: The last thing I looked at before opening WordPress was the skating routine done to “Sound of Silence”. So beautiful! It’s wowy zowy! (not going to link it….. too many fake junk links, at the end of a too long article)
However Darkness is not my friend, perhaps an old friend I dumped. Living with someone very dark for years made me dark but I have shaken off that shroud and stepped into the light!
Darkness is especially not my friend when the night-light in my bathroom goes out. There are no street lights where I live and there are woods on 3 sides. If it’s a new moon I literally cannot see my hand in front of my face. That’s just too scary when you live alone so I leave a night-light on in the bathroom. (Also so I don’t have to blast light in my eyes in the middle of the night if I get up to pee.)
Now I’m waking up in the dark and loving it! I’m still in a “day off” frame of mind. Every morning I wake up and remember “I don’t have to go there anymore!”
Something else has happened: I’m enjoying my music again! Rock music, R+B and Blues was always my fave but for the last couple of years I’ve wanted peace and quiet. Now I realize the music at the store, the announcements, the oven vents and constant yattering wore me down. I only wanted to open the windows and listen to the leaves rustle and birds sing. Now I’m home all day, day after day, I want some noise and I wanna dance, I’m so happy.
Tonight is my first Games Night. All the chairs I have are filled, including a lawn chair, so if more come ……well, we’ll see what happens!
I’m way out of my comfort zone but I’m so glad I did this. Darkness is a crappy friend.