One of of the books the boys had read to them over and over and over was Go, Dog, Go by P.D. Eastman. I enjoyed that book each time it was read, but the cute animated video made me laugh. The little dog on the pages 'now it is night. night is the time for sleep. Sleep, dogs, sleep.' And then on the next page his eyes pop open to a 'ding' and 'now it is day!'
Me, however, I've never been that dog to sleep. I much prefer nights. The worst part of being a night owl is how many jobs are done in the day. I'm lucky in that I don't have a job, I don't have to do anything cept stuff at home, and really....without the kids who are there, it won't take but minutes to do. Kids do make jobs last longer!
So, I read and socialize online and fritter the days away. I also read and socialize at night, but it is more peaceful. I would love to bake at night, but it would disturb my sleeping family.
Even if I am alone in the house all day, night is a time to envelope myself. I loved going out on mum's lake at midnight in the kayak(Alaska summer nights last a lot longer than in the states!), I loved going for walks when I was back in the states (although, that was more scary!) in the dark. I like sitting in my yard watching the bugs and bats visit the flowers and seeing their shadows in the light of the streetlamps and the little yard lights I have tucked in the gardens. There is a magic in the night that doesn't exist during the day. Something is there and it is your interpretation as to what it might be. To scare, to encourage, to love. It is in the darkness.
No sight is more provocative of awe than is the night sky. ~Llewelyn Powys