1:25 a.m. is more Saturday night than Sunday morning, no matter what the calendar says.
After a day of light drizzle or no rain, the clouds let themselves go again. For a few seconds all I can hear is the rain. Not the sound the ground makes as the water hits it, nor the metal and glass and concrete shrugging off droplets. Just the sound of the rain.
And perhaps because it’s raining, Bombay is quiet outside my window, even on a Saturday night.
I pick up my phone and thumb out an SMS,
I guess you are in sleepy-bye land. It’s pouring outside my window and so the road is quiet for a Saturday night. A good time to be alone and watching the world sleep. Know what I mean? Tell me in the a.m. when you are awake and I’m not.
When I talk, I wonder if the person listening, gets what I’m saying.
After awhile when I know they do, I listen appreciatively and in anticipation for them to validate that impression.
I savour their silence,
allowing me to speak
as I know I will
let them taste my silence
with their words, shortly.
So if listening in silence is really just giving the other person a space to speak…
what else is sleep
but giving them the space to be themselves,
examining the world around
and picking what they want to bring back to you…
…and letting you do the same?
Truly, my lovely solitude is sweetened by thoughts of you.