Alone but not lonely, I walked at midnight. 

Inhaling the magical earthy smell after rain.

At peace in the tranquility of the night, the stars and infinity.

I relish the stillness appreciating that only nature is about. The majestic owl takes wing while coyotes step noiselessly. Bats in a swirl of insects.

Gazing at the moonless sky, Dean Koontz’s words shatter, “Sometimes there is no darker place than our thoughts, the moonless midnight of our mind.”

Pondering his words, I am not moved to despair. I laugh out loud so overpowered by joy. Content.

Midnight is a goldmine of loveliness.

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    Preston Randall
    Preston Randall(@preston-randall)
    1 year ago

    It’s a wonderful insight, illustrating how we often assume negativity in darkness. My favourite line: “I laugh out loud so overpowered by joy.”

    Carrie OLeary
    Carrie OLeary(@carrie-oleary)
    1 year ago

    I enjoyed reading this descriptive piece, Margarida. I am afraid of being alone in the dark but, like your protagonist, I find the night beautiful and invigorating. Very nicely done.

    Thompson Emate
    Thompson Emate(@thompson-emate)
    1 year ago

    This is so lovely, Margarida. It’s poetic. I love the imagery. Good write.

    Last edited 1 year ago by Thompson Emate
    Shobana Gomes
    Shobana Gomes(@shobana-gomes)
    1 year ago

    Gorgeous sentiments here, Margarida. I love the whole imagery.

    Shobana Gomes
    Shobana Gomes(@shobana-gomes)
    Reply to  Margarida Brei
    1 year ago

    You are welcome.

    Linda Rock
    Linda Rock(@linda-rock)
    1 year ago

    I agree with Thompson, Margarida, there is poetry in your writing. Beautiful. After reading the words of Dean Koontz, which I must say resonated with me, I’m not sure what I was expecting! But you gave us the perfect ending. Great writing.

    Lotchie Carmelo
    Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
    1 year ago

    Hello, Margarida. This sentence, “Sometimes there is no darker place than our thoughts, the moonless midnight of our mind”, speaks to me directly. Good talk about depression. I find your story so moving. But thanks for the beautiful and positive thoughts in the end. Very well done, Margarida. 

    Lotchie Carmelo
    Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
    Reply to  Margarida Brei
    1 year ago

    You are always welcome, Margarida.

    Allan Neil
    Allan Neil(@allan-neil)
    1 year ago

    A restful journey through the night, then the disturbing thought about the ‘darker place’ immediately countermanded by the positive end to the tale. Very nice work, Margarida.

    Emily O'Leary
    Emily O'Leary(@emily-oleary)
    1 year ago

    As someone who utterly loves nighttime, I really enjoyed this Margarida! And in relation to the quote, the contrast between the loveliness of the dark night to that hollow feeling of the darkness of our thoughts is wonderful. And to laugh in the face of it — fantastic!

    Melissa Taggart
    Melissa Taggart(@melissa-taggart)
    1 year ago

    The first line in this story was my favorite, you had me hooked with that. I had to read more. Beauty can be found in the dark, within the quiet. Lovely story.

    Marianna Pieterse
    Marianna Pieterse(@marianna-pieterse)
    1 year ago

    Margarida, your story reminded me of how often people make decisions based on a fear of loneliness, rather than feeling content in their own company. I like how you portrayed nighttime as beautiful and positive rather than scary or to be feared.

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