As the darkness slips away….

She turned over and let her face snuggle the pillow’s cool surface that had not been touched, but minutes later sleep had not discovered her.

Thoughts billowed around each other, hustling for space amongst the ordered plans, like young children bored in a queue.

Eventually, she lifted a weary body from the bed and noted aching joints with each descent of the stairs. Filling her headspace with work was really the best solution and as she started to engage in the rituals she knew so well, the darkness and the power it held over her slipped away …..