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6 September 2012 | Category: Stories | Author: Clare

It's that time again.

Coming home from work tonight, I pushed open the door to the cabin, and shivered.

For the first time in as long as I can remember, without thinking, I knelt down in front of the stove and set about lighting a fire.

Bizarre to think that not so long ago, it was just another part of the fabric of life out here.

It hasn't been now for 5 months.

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1 September 2012 | Category: Stories | Author: Clare

I took a break last night and sat on the deck for a few moments and absorbed the world.

One project or another sees me working late every night. Stopping to mull over the next step, swallowing a mouthful of beer, or absent mindedly scratching a hopeful dog's ear are about the only forms of respite that exist now.

So to sit blissfully with no humming generator, screaming power tools, or music felt like heaven. Strange that I was about to refer to that as silence.  

But it is not silence, as much as an absence of human noise.

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