Thursday, April 10, 2014
The nights had been extremely cold recently and tonight was not an exception. Every night Austin walked home through the park well after everyone had been in bed enjoying sweet dreams or fits of nightmares. With the cold crisp snow crunching under his feet as the only noise to keep him company, he relaxed. The same sound that kept him company kept him safe. Pulling his collar up around his neck and tucking the scarf just a bit tighter around his mouth he took a moment to enjoy the beauty of the moment. The soft grays and whites created by the diffused light of the lamppost that guided his way back to the warmth of his small, empty apartment. And in this moment between that existed between work and home, Austin knew that there was no other moment that was so magical as the present, the now that he had with each and every step. It was that now that was important and he took a deep breath and soaked it all in.