Trees at Night


It was a tough teaching day. It seemed to drag on forever and I was feeling pretty tired when I got on the bus to go home.  It didn’t help that there was an accident somewhere up the road slowing things down.  The bus driver warned us of this, but it didn’t make me feel any happier.  When we finally passed the scene I was quite shocked.  A car and a bus were involved and several sidewalk structures had been hit, smashed and uprooted.

I was reading a book on the bus and while the main character seemed completely in control of the situation, I am beginning to suspect that nothing is as it seems and very likely this self assured character who was a willing participant in the affairs she entered into will most likely be questioning them and wondering if she wasn’t be played for a fool the whole time.

With all of this, I was really drawing a blank on Today’s Perfect Moment. I was pretty confident that I would find one, but at the time, I wasn’t having any success pinning one down.  Luckily for me, it found me rather than the other way around.

I got off the bus and started my short walk home. The sun was long gone and a light dusting of snow was evident on the sidewalk.  Being tired, and thinking I had a lot to do, I started this short journey under a little bit of a cloud.  I came across a tree whose branches also bore evidence of this snowfall being lit up by the streetlight.  Nothing is ever so real as when it is lit up by these lights.  There was darkness, but through it I could make out the three-dimensional shapes and see the branches in their natural depth.  It was like a shadow had taken solid form and made a spider web structure in the sky.  It was beautiful and brightened my mood immediately.  I even stopped to take a picture of it.  I even walked back towards the bus stop to get a more representative shot of what I saw.  It was unexpected, but that only helped make it Today’s Perfect Moment.

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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2 Responses to Trees at Night

  1. retrodee says:

    That is cool, Anthony. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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