A Break in the Gloom

sun and clouds

Something kind of like this


Under a gloomy sky I boarded my bus home. Despite warm temperatures that we rarely see in December, the mood was less than jovial.  People stared at their phones or closed their eyes, perhaps wishing the grey clouds away.

I tucked into my book (Michael Connelly’s book “A Darkness More Than Night”), trying hard to ignore the picture outside my bus window. I briefly considered that some day soon there might be snow out there.

Somewhere between reading and dozing, I opened my eyes skyward, out the window, and saw a brightening sky. The clouds were still there, but the gloom was quickly receding.  The murky haze gave way to thousands of white billowy clouds and rays of sunshine blasting between them.  I smiled to myself, drinking in that moment.

Sadly, it did not last. I later exited the bus back under the grey sky and the trudge homeward was all the more heavy.  If I didn’t know better, I would have suspected that I was dreaming.


About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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