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Into the Darkness

July 10, 2010

I’m sitting outside a coffee shop, smoking cigarettes and typing, watching the sky grow darker than I’ve seen it in a month. The weather is warmer than I’ve felt in a long time, and the parking lot adjacent is larger than any I saw in Iceland. This is just a suburban area, with a population about 1/3 the size of Reykjavik, and still we have so much asphalt. And I’ve seen this lot full so many times it apparently is needed.

This slowly descending darkness is not something I like. The sun rises, it sets, it gets bright, then it gets dark. Our bodies are trained to deal with this in the most productive manner possible. Be awake when you can see, go to sleep when you can’t. I understand the evolutionary reasons for this, but ultimately we are listening to a celestial body, letting it dictate when we move and when we rest.

Hell no, sun. I’ll go to sleep when I want. You can’t tell me what to do.

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