Energy

Vaclav had invited me to sleep at his friend’s apartment, which was right across the road from where I had been playing.  I politely declined, as my own bed was only 2 blocks away.  He said that he was making breakfast at 11AM, and that I was welcome to join him and his friends.  I told him that I didn't think that I'd be awake by that time, but that I would stop by again on Monday night.   I walked home, exhausted.  It was 5AM.  I had been talking with Vaclav for almost 5 hours.  I felt changed somehow.   For the better. When I arrived back at Bay Lodge the stars seemed so much more brilliant than I had ever seen before.  I stared up into the night sky for a few minutes before going to bed.  I was asleep as soon as my head touched the pillow.  In the morning I awoke and looked at my watch.  It was 5 minutes to 11.