Thursday, 20 December 2007

Creature of the night

My theatre list finished early today and I was lucky enough to leave work by about 4pm. I got changed, picked up my bag, my coat and my books and headed outside. As soon as I stepped out of the door, I almost took a step back. It took me a couple of seconds to realise what had startled me, but then it became obvious.

It was the twilight. In that moment I realised that I hadn’t actually seen any daylight at all since Sunday afternoon. I wake up in the darkness and it’s still dark by the time I get to work. I spend the day in the operating theatre where there are no windows and by the time I’ve woken up the last patient of the day, it’s dark again, so I don’t get to see the sun he I go to see my post-op patients on the ward.

I’ve become a creature of the night and I don’t really like it. Is it too early to start looking forward to summer?


Jo said...

Not at all! I've been looking forward to the sun coming back since the middle of November. I think that we need to start sacrificing virgins to the Great Sun God :-) (there have to be one or two left somewhere?)

steph said...

I'd be much more worried if you'd become a "creature of the day"!!!

Roll-on Summer!