In the early morning of my life
In the early morning of my life, every day was a bright, new adventure. The golden sun shone upon new experiences and new inventions.
By mid-morning I'd noticed the fog. But the sun continued to shine on new thoughts and new strengths.
Noon I did not notice. The fog was thick; all was a blur. Day blurred into day, week into week. Years shuffled past, unheeded.
Now, in the mid-afternoon of my life, the landscape is stark, lighted by a wintry sun. A distant hammering is the sign of single-minded industry. Days run by, but calmly. Pleasant, mindless routine.
What shall the night bring? What storms, what floods? A night of fire or a night of peace?