The autumn afternoon vanishes in long shadows quickly and without a sound. I emerge from my office and ask no one in particular, “When did it get dark?” The clock on the mantle ticks relentlessly and without remorse. Taking the measure of my life it reminds me another sunset has passed. Another night’s sleep is due. Space above is beautiful but nothing but darkness. Winter will soon bring more shadows than light. I still cherish Mother Earth even when the long shadows rule.
Donna H on State of Mind