The wind woke me as it ripped through the tree tops. Feeling restless, I noticed the familiar shimmer of stars against a deep blue canvas of midnight sky. I debated for a moment before deciding to gear up and get outside. It was 4:00AM and I was wide awake, ready for walk around camp. The warm glow of the kerosene lantern cast a soft orange glow around me. The moonless night stared unblinkingly down at the world. Mesmerized, I couldn’t take my eyes off the scene. The cold wind numbed my fingers, they soon began to burn. It was colder than I anticipated. Unable to escape the skies grasps, I fought valiantly. Finally, I was able to blink, breaking the spell of the midnight magic.
Smiling to myself, I made for the warmth of the cabin.
"I close my eyes, only for a moment…and the moment’s gone." Kansas, Dust in the Wind