Monday, April 20, 2009


I walked home tonight after the movies. The evening air was still warm after a day of unusual heat. I felt introspective and didn't make eye contact with the people I passed along the sidewalk. Casual groups of friends smiled and joked easily outside the neighborhood bars.

I looked up from my feet to see a small creature standing in the pool of light underneath a street lamp. He smiled at me peacefully. I blinked a bit and stopped for a moment. The meteor I witnessed with Tomas streaked through my memory. So, my mouth opened beginning to form a question. But the creature only smiled further. He stood up from his relaxed position and strolled out of the circle of light. The night appeared so dark outside of that circle that I lost sight of him.