1. Outside the Window: What’s the weather outside your window doing right now? If that’s not inspiring, what’s the weather like somewhere you wish you could be?
It’s dark outside. It’s also cold and clear, the rain has finally gone. Although I am loath to go outside, I know I’ll be happy once I do – the cold night air always feels new, no matter how many times you’ve felt it against your face. It also always seems to carry some excitement with it, like anything could happen. I think that’s because I always associate it the night air around this time – early evening – with getting ready for a night out, when I was 17 and going out drinking felt new and illicit.
I associate the early morning, the limbo hours of 1am to 5am, with excitement too. My family always went on holiday via ferry, and at these times because they were the cheapest. So we would be woken up, bundled out of bed into the car, still in our pyjamas, and with pillows to rest our heads. I remember looking out of the window, half asleep, at the lights of cars and lamp posts. The lights seemed to make the darkness more complete, not less so.
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