Last Saturday Night I was DJing at a friends flat party which ran into the early hours of Sunday morning. I walked home about 5.45 AM and got home about 6am. It had been a while since I had walked anywhere at that time of morning, the last time probably being after one of my Uni night outs or on a boys holiday abroad.
But this prompted a a familiar feeling that I hadn’t felt for a while. I like this time of day. In summer and spring, this time of morning tends to be bright, and theres something calming about the quietness of walking through the empty streets. Theres a silence I am not used to, living in a town centre, I am used to hearing the hustle and bustle of cars and buses, pedestrians and the like, filling the roads and the streets.
But in that fifteen minutes, nothing. Sheer silence. Maybe its the lack of distraction. No cars racing 3 times the speed limit, to avoid. No loud groups drawing attention to themselves, or car horns tooting. I seem to notice things I wouldn’t at any other time of day. Its a unique scene.
I also love a winter nights walk to the shop etc. When everyone has returned home from work etc, to their cosy homes. There are less cars on the road, and theres another calm that comes over the town.
Its an unusual feeling, one thats hard to explain. Its something that just comes over me in those moments, and I could walk around for hours. Maybe its the only opportunity I have to completely control my own pace. Not be dictated by pressures such as work, home, and financial pressures as well as working round others and the traffic etc. No distractions such as TV or internet and an opportunity to ponder around and have thoughts entirely to myself.
I don’t know if anyone else likes this?. What do you like about it?.
Is there another time of day etc that you get this feeling about ? .