Wednesday, February 25, 2009

things that go bump in the night

Thumps, bumps and crashes awake me in the darkness before dawn. It is the familiar sound of very small and cute possums running across the roof, the mummy carrying the little baby on it's back. The smallest of the small is awake too. She tells me its either a wildebeest or an angler fish on the roof and that I have to check.

Standing in front of our little place I can see no wildebeest or angler fish on the roof. I listen to the dawn chorus of birds as the sky turns pink. I hear a different noise though, and I turn to look. One of the little ones is already on the swing. What a lovely way to start the new day.

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