Monday, 6 September 2010

This is the night when no-one sleeps

At 4am, it became impossible to sleep. After a good hour's attempt, I abandoned the bed and made myself a nest on the sofa with a book.

Last year, on the very same night of the year, Littlest found comfort in the sofa before her very first day at school.

A year has passed by in a flicker.

Despite the promise of exhaustion, a few hours of silence after several weeks of school holidays felt luxurious. As the room became lighter, I went out to watch the dawn rise over the garden.

Very soon there were children to dress in school uniforms; children to fill up with toast before setting them off for a new year.

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