Wednesday, May 15, 2013

4 a.m. blues

“There is a dead spot in the night, 
that coldest, blackest time 
when the world has forgotten evening 
and dawn is not yet a promise. 
A time when it is far too early to arise, 
but so late that going to bed makes small sense.”

-- Robin Hobb, Assassin's Quest 

Polymer clay face 5-15-13

"I could hear the roots of loneliness 
creeping through me when the world was hushed 
at four o'clock in the morning.” 

-- Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

“Night is the hardest time to be alive  ...
It lasts so long, and four a.m. knows all my secrets.”

                                    -- Poppy Z. Brite