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Late nights are my time. Everyone is asleep and I can sit alone, listening to the seconds hand on the clock work its metronome-tick.

Even on the coldest nights, the late hours are mine. That is when I write, and plan, and think. 

I water my plants in the night. Somehow they seem to appreciate it more. I make my objects in the wee hours of the morning; changing things around, breaking them down, and building them up.

Occasionally, one of the babes will wake.

And together, we will recline under dimmed lights as I rock the tiny body back to sleep and think random thoughts about needle work on leather. Or sewing hair into copper rounds. Occasionally, I debate whether epoxy glue was truly a better fixative than rubber cement.

I make detailed lists of things until the battery on my phone dies, and I wonder if there is a hardware store nearby as handy Nagib Elias on Charlotte St. in Port-of-Spain, or as well-stocked as those monster Home Depot warehouses in the American South.

In the late hours, I can drink an entire pot of tea by myself. (Sometimes, I put more than a dash of Anostura bitters in the brew.)

And I read a selection from a neverending pile of books.

Until the book begins to read me. 

 

The Au Courant Daily Journal | Random Thoughts on After Hours and Late Night Work - Mariage Freres New Fantome de l'Opera Tea


NIGHT SUPPLIES

 
Fantome de L'Opera   |  Tea
 
Sakura! Sakura!  |  SablĂ©
 
Marco Polo  |  Tea Jelly

The Au Courant Daily Journal | Random Thoughts on After Hours and Late Night Work - Mariage Freres New Fantome de l'Opera Tea


NIGHT WORK

 

Added hand-embroidery to my practice.

It's repetitive, cramp-inducing, & tedious.

But the finish is satisfying.

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