Keep it Dark
The days are getting longer.
The days are getting warmer.
Unfortunately, all this new daylight is messing with my head.
The last couple nights, I’ve tucked Girl-child in her nightly bed while light still filters in through her blinds. And it’ll only get worse.
This morning as I drove to work, I could see the sun starting to wave its hands at the horizon line…”Goooooood MORNIN’, Mona!”, it screamed.
I am SO not a morning person.
I want to come to work in the dark.
I want to see the traffic lights glaring, streets and streets ahead of me…amber and ruby and jade set against blue-black backdrop.
I want to feel the orange glow of parking lot light, bathing the dull pavement as I drive in, bouncing off my face and making crazy hazy shadows in my car.
I want to know the world is still asleep, as I bounce in insomnia circles, spinning through projects and coffees and early bird conversations.
I realize I could have darkness on my way to work, but that would entail getting up at 4 a.m., and I'm not getting enough sleep as it is.
Stupid me, I couldn’t wait for Spring to get here.
Now that it is, I want some darkness back.
(Dammit, now I have that Genesis song in my head.)