An Evening Moment

Darkness. Your senses sharpen. Sounds become clearer as you hear the far off howl of a coyote, the call of an owl. Leaves rustle with the sound of wind above and tiny feet below. More and more stars appear as your eyes adjust. The trees cast their shadows from the light of the moon. Shades of gray reveal your way as your feet glide you over an uneven ground. Shadows become sharper as your eyes adjust and the path becomes clearer. The canopy of trees deepen the darkness beneath them and when the sky reappears the stars have filled the sky with brilliant points of light. The stillness of the night that envelops me is interrupted by the low whine of my four legged companion. A reminder that tomorrow is waiting. Time to go back inside.