’twas strange

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May 28, 2022 by petrujviljoen

Revelling in the day busy with ‘normal’ activity after a strange and difficult night. I fell asleep still seated upright against the pillows. My neck is stiff from the cold and discomfort. More than once I woke up, meaning to lie down proper, snuggling into the blankets but somehow slept on, upright.


Just before five I get up, notice the new moon rising, pleased at the sight for no particular reason. I let the cat out, her need urgent. She uses the cat box only under extreme duress. After her return I decide to leave the door open even though it’s still dark out. A nudge has me rushing to close it, stomach, neck, shoulders tensing up acutely. A few yoga exercises helps to alleviate the worst of the strain.


The red glow on the eastern horison announces daybreak. The moon has advanced to flickering light through the only mature tree in the garden. Strange to know the moon and the sun can rise within the same hour.


Breakfast of boiled eggs and toast done I crave something else. I consider a sandwich but decide on making the banana loaf I’ve been thinking about for days. I don’t have enough sugar for the full cup required but go ahead anyway. An unusual adventurous streak has me adding nutmeg instead of cinnamon.


the moon
and the sun both grown old –
final break of day

22 thoughts on “’twas strange

  1. Suzanne says:

    I really enjoyed this glimpse of your life. I hope you get a better night’s sleep tonight. It must have been strange seeing the sun and moon come up around the same time.

  2. kegarland says:

    Seeing the sun and moon up at the same time is the coolest part of this universe. It happens frequently in Florida.

  3. Misky says:

    This is delightful.

  4. memadtwo says:

    I know those restless nights well. (K)

  5. A lovely, leisurely haibun, through the night and into the morning. How our lives revolve around animals, nature and natural cravings! (I prefer nutmeg to cinnamon every time).

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