summertime candlelight

summer time candlelight | seekthewelfare

The sun sets and slowly, bit by bit, the heat escapes our apartment and the crisp night air takes over.The days finish hot and the small candle flame lighting dinner flickers every so often from the cool breezes that find their way in through the open window. I have to use all of my senses to navigate in the cooling dark. Breaking myself of the habit of flicking the electric light on for even the smallest tasks, I feel my way through my backpack, feeling textures and hearing the soft click of my fingernail against the zipper pull I'm seeking. The dark proves soothing. Quiet can fill my head while my ears and fingers take part in the evening's rhythm.