midnightlights: Speech bubble reading "this is why I hate everything else in the world too". (I hate everything.)

Today is one of those days when I basically hate everything in the world. So… that’s nice. More or less everything today just seemed designed to remind me how sucky the world can be and how vile humans can be when they try (or even when they don’t try very hard) and how the way our world currently works is just really kind of awful, and… I don’t even want to go into details because bleh and trigger and fail. But I really need to think of something to make me feel better. Maybe I’ll go clear out my room and lie on my bed and read or sew and ignore everything else ever for a while, maybe. Also drink wine.

(On the bright side I did see an incredibly cute kitten today.)

[Edit: Nope, apparently I am going to work this evening instead! YAY. But at least there will be money.]
midnightlights: Star-shaped fairy lights in tree branches (pink umbrella)

(I’m still struggling to write anything, so this has taken a while.)


Came back from a week in Scotland recently. I already wish I could go back, even though it rained most of the time, and I mostly just sat in a caravan and knitted or cross-stitched like the dork I am.But there were good moments - lovely moments actually. I saw a Scottish wildcat, for one. A real one. In the wild. It turned and ran away from me the second it spotted me, and for a moment I didn’t even realise what it was - it was so big, my brain just didn’t quite register the idea of “cat”. But it was amazing to see it. I saw one before, about twenty-five years ago - it hissed at me and ran away - but it’s not a common thing, at all.


And the stars were so clear, this one night… My boyfriend was standing outside, smoking a cigarette, I was sitting inside, and he knocked on the window and said “Come outside. The sky’s so clear, there’s not a single cloud, the stars are great.” I was warm and cosy, I didn’t want to move. I pointed to a white smudge in a the sky and said “Cloud, right there. Don’t exaggerate.”

“Just come out.”

I came outside, and let my eyes adjust for a minute.

“Oh… oh, holy fuck.”

“Kind of impressive, right?”

“… Right, so that’s not a cloud. That’s the fucking Milky Way.”


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all the lights of midnight

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The sea has many voices,
Many gods and many voices.
The salt is on the briar rose,
The fog is in the fir trees.

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