Darkness Falls

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The desert calling out to the edge of the city.  Its time for the return of peaceful tranquility.  Darkness falls squeezing the human lives back to their fortress of light.

51 thoughts on “Darkness Falls

    1. Thank you darling. I seem to get the impression the desert doesn’t like civilization . Night time transition of surreal in a small town. Literally like a mid evil town closing the gates. The world gets quiet and critters come back out.

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      1. Thank goodness in a way. I love the evening solitude of places like that. That said, I’ve never seen a desert per se.

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      2. Until you see the total absence of life, you can not truly reprise civilization… Something like that. My heart wanders freely in the desert. Each has its own magic. Sounds change, light is more dramatic (at dusk & dawn), critters are so different. I would love to steal you away to one or four.

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      3. I’ve wanted to go to the arctic. To the barren lands. I also want to see the MacKenzie Delta. I have friend in the Yukon and the Northwest Territories. Maybe someday we will go.

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      4. Playing with polar bears! They seem so warn and cuddly! It really would be great plane to see. I want to see northern lights. If be like a kid not wanting to sleep and stay up till they disappeared

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      5. Ah yes, the norther lights. I fortunately got to see them growing up fairly often. But way up north everything is amplified. And as far as polar bearses are concerned… we just have to make sure we play with them while they are cubs. You keep guard for mama bear while I play with them… then we switch… but you keep guard first. 😉

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      6. Yes, yes, play dead (possum) with them… best solution. It’s not possible to outrun a Polar Bear. That’s why I had you playing guard first. Mehehhe. 😛

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      7. Ohhhhh! I forgot to mention I’ll be wearing a polar bear costume! She will have no clue! I’ll just be the smaller emaciated cub… works every time.

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      8. I see how you are. While I worry about you getting ate…. there you are with a costume. I’ll bring a white coat and one of those kids hats with a polar bear cub face. Wearing it backwards! Prefect. She’ll never figure out the running backwards thing.:-P

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      9. Ahahahah! I have been checkmated! You’ll probably have to go to Niagara Falls to buy that hat though. I may just go there and buy them all up!

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      10. My little darling. I have a traveler’s suitcase. I can bring the fox one too! (Not to stereotype you). After the black bear encounter in Texas, I’m going in thinking of options;-)

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      11. Well now this is just grand. Maybe we should just leave the polar bears off the itinerary? Either that or we agree to bring along someone just slightly more naive than me? In the end, I don’t mind seeing them from afar. x

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      12. I think once we are there, we lure in a person obviously less nibble than ourselves. Then we can enjoy them together. 😉 or stay on the bus and take pictures of them putting their paws on the windows.

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      13. Yes! Either more nimble or more tastes than us. Though I’ve never looked at someone with judging taste… Which is probably a good thing. Still I’m sure it’s like judging chicken wings. The Bears likely prefer less bone, more meat. So that’s the criteria. I suppose. All this talk is making me yearn for a nap and my stuffy… He’s not a bear. He’s a penguin. Which I think is the opposite pole.

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      14. Interesting picking people like chicken wings. Im thinking mama is eating who she catches first. I mean afterwards she might say “Inuit always leave a fishy aftertaste” But, looking at people by expected taste. … this is a dark path. Yes penguin is a different trip.

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      15. Okay…Newell less nimble it is then. Unless momma has a penchant for spaghetti and pizza. In that case I am the likely candidate no matter what. Hey, do I smell war, mozzarella ?… Parmesan ? Brb….

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      16. Italian is a major weakness. We should go afterwards. But its got to be a homemade sauce for either. I’m a bit of a pizza snub. Old pans and rotating ovens are best. Real mozzarella too. Im easy, just not cheap;-)

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      17. I wonder what sort of Italian cuisine will be available up in the Arctic… will have to ask around. Pizza Ptarmigan? Spag-Yeti? Garlic Bread seasoned with Lichen? Narwhal-esean cheese? Artic Wolf Poopini? Guanoccinin? (ew)

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      18. My god that sounds fictionally delicious! Love it! We are ready for our high society sojourn to the great white north.

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