lights dimmed and the whirring of the machines cycling down.
al files set, the shades drawn, and the resetting of the stage.
we all walk through our closing time rituals. turn the ghost light on.
pour one out for the fallen friends. moments of silence for the ones no longer with us.
group hugs. the chatter of the exit.
and then the façade of work-life disappears and reality takes hold.
it was a great day filled with both ups and downs, and i look forward to seeing you all again tomorrow.
keep it simple tonight. three tasks tops, pajamas, light dinner, fresh fruit for dessert, only a few episodes, then brushing teeth properly, washing face and hands, and tuck in early.