It’s always darkest before the dawn, or at least that’s what everyone says. But no one ever asks why is it always darkest before the dawn, until now, or last night to get technical. And he asked the question as if he expected me to answer it. So I did.
“Because it’s still night.” And that’s when I knew he wasn’t the guy for me. It’s always odd little moments like this that let me know someone isn’t right for me. Some people might think I am overly picky, but if a man truly doesn’t know why it’s darkest before dawn, he is not the man for me.
This is not to say, the men I date should be Rhodes scholars, but they need to possess the logic and deductive reasoning skills to be able to deduce why it is always darkest before dawn. The first clue should be the absence of light which is the definition of darkness and of course, darkness is central to the definition of night. Dawn signals the end of night and is defined by the gradual increasing of visible light. Therefore it follows that in the time span of just before dawn to sometime after dawn, the period of time just before dawn will be the darkest and that time just before dawn is commonly referred to as night.
So as I sit here in the post dawn brightness of day, knowing that the sun has set on one potential relationship, I’m left to ponder what I should pack for a three day escape to a city that doesn’t care if it is day or night and clocks are hard to find.