Dorothy Parker: Twilight

“Yet, as only New Yorkers know, if you can get through the twilight, you’ll live through the night.” ― Dorothy Parker

Should I dare argue with the late, great Dorothy Parker? My quibble: it’s not only New Yorkers who know the power of twilight. Southerners and Midwesterners do too.

Photo Credit: Britta Hallin

Photo Credit: Britta Hallin

Sitting in the clubroom at A-mill tonight while watching the sky turn colors I began to think of twilight differently. Tonight it felt like the most positive time of the night.

I often struggle with the night. I often have nightmares. Yet, it is at 2 or 3 a.m. that I gain confidence. A dear friend, who has been through a lot with me, has said to me “you’ve got this.” She’s not said this once, but many times.

These are not only words that give me courage. These are words that remind me of how beautiful life is.

Remembering beauty is certainly something to ride the night out with. Or there’s always distraction – maybe in the form of Netflix. I hear Boogie Nights is back.


Alison Bergblom Johnson

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  • brakes December 13, 2018, 11:59 am Link Reply

    Eхcellent post. I’m going throuɡh some of these issues as well..

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