Twilight I believe in YOU

Twilight is the name given to the period between dawn and sunrise, or between sunset and dusk, when light is still visible in the sky due to sunlight scattering off the atmosphere.

I thought about twilight on my morning run. I thought about the pulsing stars that appear in twilight and couldn’t decide if I wanted them to symbolize family and friends who are gone or my four granddaughters who light my life up.

I decide that they are both and that they are all here now all together filling the darkness with promise.

Burl Ives once said/sang “mister in-between makes a fellow mean…” –
A state in sailing when you are “stuck” in between tacks called “stays”
Twilighting – staying at home.
Quarantined

Twilight becomes darkness and then again daylight.

Recently in my home office at my computer,
concentrating on something (I don’t remember what),
My wife walked in – stood there quietly demanding my attention.
After a moment…
I acquiesced turning to fixed eye contact

“I love you” she said.
Her words hung in the twilight of that moment,
Turning the space around us into the warmth that sunlight brings.
Demanding that we both acknowledge these words
That hung in this twilight of the moment.

Please “THANK” those of us who are working to get us out of “stays” – you know who they are- those medical professionals on the front lines to those folks who are stocking shelves
all working to move us into daylight.

“I believe in you”
“I believe in you”
“I believe in you”

About Patrick

Old enough to know better
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