It was a dark and stormy night



Heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight but, while their companions slept, they were toiling upward in the night.  ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Well, at least dark.  This is just an end of the day pic on my street.  The moon looks nice up top. 

I am a night owl.  I could be sleep deprived for days, but if I stay up past 10PM, I get a second wind every time, and can stay up ’till 1AM or worse.

When I was younger and single, I would go to a friend’s house to game until 3 to 6 AM, then drive home no problem.

However, nowadays, if I do that, I pay a price in my body for a few days.  Can’t drink red wine with impunity anymore either.  Just getting older.

But I still love the night – no matter how pretty the sunrise is (and it is), toiling upward in the night is something I identify with.