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No alarms, and no surprises - shadows of echoes of memories of songs
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No alarms, and no surprises
I'm sleeping so badly at the moment. Next door's baby screams non-stop all through the night, and I stay awake too late, and have to get up too early. I hate waking in the dark, going to work in the half-light. Often everything around me looks blurry and snow-blind, as if I'm seeing it through a frosted windscreen.

But on Wednesday night I was startled by the clarity of the reflections in the river. Two streets, two rows of houses: one pressed against the moon, the other with a white-knuckled waterfall crashing into the dark sky high beneath it.

Sometimes everything catches you by surprise. Sometimes you come new-born to all this nameless wonder, eyes wide, a cry in the night.
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juggzy From: juggzy Date: January 27th, 2006 08:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
'Kay, I just wanted to say, because nobody else is, that this is very precise, and shedding the extra description, without resorting to the cute and cliched. Anyway, it connected with me.
From: (Anonymous) Date: January 27th, 2006 10:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
'Next door's baby'

We moved house in the end.
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