I nurse a cup of coffee at the kitchen table, staring out the storm door. The darkness will crack at any moment. Inky black will fade to a deep purple, before transforming into a brightening blue.
When I awoke, I thought I had set the alarm by mistake. Surely, I have the day off! Realization dawned on me, however: it’s Wednesday. I rose out of bed, finally feeling ordinary. No sapping exhaustion or overwhelming anxiety for a change.
Ah, there it is! That hint of blue arrives at last!
the mantle clock
Photo by JD Mason