Why does the night evoke feelings of fear and dread? They say we fear that which we do not know. Is the night the unknown? Why do we associate the night with ghosts and goblins and the superstitious?
Nighttime is a magical time. It transforms the world we know into something difrferent. The sounds, the smell, the night air as it caresses your skin.
The night awakens your spirit. In the day we live by our sight. During the night all of our senses come alive.
As we acclimate to our new world we marvel at the silence, but as your attention begins to sharpen, your hear the twilight chorus swell. The silence gives way to all the sounds of the night. Our sense of touch goes on alert. The light breeze tightens your skin. Your hair softly tickles your neck as you move your head. You can taste the air. It feels clean and crisp. There is a distinct smell of the night, like a spice that awakens your soul.
You move differently in the night. You step slow and deliberate in time with the night. Your mind struggles to take it all in. Nothing is familiar, what you see or don’t see, what you hear, feel, taste and smell. Or maybe they are not new but things you ignored in the daylight. You’re alive, You search for the familiar but it’s just out of your reach.
As you grow accustom to this new world you grow comfortable as if you are part of this reality. Nothing is familiar but you feel like you belong. The darkness has enveloped you in her arms and welcomed you into her realm
It’s as you can hear each blade of grass giving way to your foot as you take a step. You feel as if you are not in this new world but a part of it. Your mind reals seeking what your role is in this new world. You are part of a secret that no one else is in on.
Your mind starts out trying to identify and catalogue the sounds and shadows of the night. As time wears on you welcome them as an old friend. You are part of your new world. The sound of your breath and the crunch of your steps merge with all of the other sounds in a never-ending concert.
As soon as you assimilate into the darkness you notice the sky lightning. The morning sun is trying to fight back the darkness. You feel a touch of sadness knowing this new world is folding back upon itself. As the sun continues to push over the horizon you bid adieu to your new love. Your secret will be held tightly until you are able to join your new dark mistress again tonight.