Ah, the quietness that lingers… but fine, I shall tell all: the all of which, is actually, well, nothing.
But during the past few weeks:
1) There was that dark and stormy morning that felt as inky black as the night. There was no dawn, and for a few moments I pondered if the sun would ever come out again. What if that was The Day? I did not think I was prepared for it. The skies continued to open up for a good half of the day – and at the end came a silver of light. We held on to it with our lives thereafter.
2) The mornings after have been rather lovely – the ascending hues of blue, the brilliant wash of yellow and red, the remains of the magical colours of twilight – I wished I were not behind the wheel then. Those were the times when I wished I had a bed out in the garden, to bear witness to the breaking of the new days to come.
3) Of course, the only thing constant in life, is change. It is just that, I was not expecting it to come steamroll me over and over again. I felt flattened, defeated, cheated. This was not supposed to happen; that was not what I expected. But the only way to continue is to move forward – and that I shall. I will gather my powers into a sonic ball and blow that steamroller into smithereens, out of my intended path. I want my weekends to myself and only myself, damn it. Weekends should not be a luxury but a given.
4) Then came this:
“Thanks for telling me the story.”
“You’re welcome. I didn’t tell you the happy ending.”
“What is it?”
… and I decided to file the movie under the category “Movies that Strizzt Would Be Red Faced and Ashamed to Admit to Loving, But Will Do So Anyway Just Because”. Well, a couple of becauses actually, and you already know why.
5) Must all vampires be tall, white, brooding and shockingly handsome? But she is right: after all, “Bill” is far too common and unspectacular a name for a vampire as fine as he is. Bah. Morbid fascination.