Lightning in the Darkness of 1993

Lightning lights the sky with all its majesty and power, a car drove on towards its destination, its occupants now in silence after a long trip full of laughter and ecstatic conversation, the driver concentrates as the inevitable thunder rolls through the skies, a quiet smile and frown of frustration crosses the drivers face, at the knowledge of making two passengers very happy and the inevitable solo drive home and consequential darkness to be found there.
The sky once more lit up with beautiful lightning, they all remembered the excitement of being able to leave their different yet similar daily existences earlier that day, thoughts drifting across their minds of laughing during lunch before setting out together to see a friend at home, the jokes and funny reminisces that occurred during the trip, the joy and happiness when arriving finally at their friends house, the never ending chatting and recounting of fun days now gone bye, and finally the emotions that always come with departure.

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The car finally stops to drop off the first friend, hugs and promises of seeing each other more often are shared, then the car travels on a short while to drop off the last passenger, there is a silent pause before one asks the other “do you think they are happy?” After a short moment to gather thoughts, the other replies “are you?”
With that pondered over for a few moments they share similar good byes and the driver heads off on a long trip home, happiness and sadness felt all at once, until the silence of home changes the pattern with its welcoming embrace of darkness.

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