i loved the dark. i still do. i love it because after sunset, homes glow. they glow... and make me glow. as i ran past each home with the lights lit up bright i could see families inside sitting down for dinner, or playing a game, or watching tv or doing whatever families do... well, it made/makes me warm and happy.
the other evening i was sitting out on our deck and my husband had built a fire. the memory of these neighborhood runs came flooding back and i snuck to get my camera. the boys had already gone to bed so the house was inactive, but it still made me glow a bit just knowing that this is my beautiful home that our family occupies.