Darkness, My Old Friend

I was off today. Scatterbrained, uncentred. I couldn’t focus on a task long enough to complete it. I forgot to hang up the wet washing before leaving the house for the day. I left things at home that I needed to take with me. I grumbled through the day. Everything irritated me.

So when I finally remembered the washing late this evening, I was seriously annoyed with myself–a beautiful clothes-drying day wasted. I snatched up the basket of wet clothes and stomped out the door headed for the shed where the clothes dryer is…

And stopped dead.

The chill night air.

The gibbous moon illuminating a mackerel sky.

Silence.

Darkness.

I took a deep breath. Centred. Collected.

And walked slowly to the shed, letting the cool night and glittering stars bring back my good humour.