Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Morning @ 7

I am pissed. It's almost guaranteed that I will have a pissy attitude 
until late March; it's winter, my skin itches constantly, my eyes  stream 
water, and there seems to be the glare of ice everywhere, 
mocking me as it bounces back from the pavement surfaces 
wherever I walk. To avoid being cold, I got up an hour early 
to catch the first bus downtown, which means I'll have to wait
forty-five minutes for the connecting bus to work.
At least I got to see the Chase Tower lobby, lit up in the early hours 
as people began to trickle in to begin their work days.
I don't know why the lights have such a yellow cast to them,
but it contrasted nicely with the blue lights just outside.

The second image was taken while snuggled inside a corner
of the Tower at a coffee shop with a nice chai latte.
Even though it's about 7 AM, it's still dark outside,
with Christmas lights marking the Season as it progresses
towards the New Year, lighting the way to work for us all,
and making me happy that I am not standing alone 
in the cold at a bus stop, waiting for the bus to work.

1 comment:

William Kendall said...

They are beautiful lights!

I have to find an evening to go downtown and photograph the lights here.