I love the time of day when day becomes night. Whether you call it twilight, dusk, sunset, eventide, sundown, or my favorite, gloaming, to me it is a magical time of day. I think part of this stems from my childhood. I grew up waaaaaay out in the county and this was the time of day when my family slowed down and spent time together. After supper my mama and daddy would often sit outside, even in bad weather, on the back porch swing or in the front porch rockers and talk about the day. I didn't understand all those years ago what a precious gift it was to see my parents just sitting and enjoying each others company as they caught up on the events of their days.
I also think that another HUGE element of my love for the gloaming is that it is the part of the day where I truly begin to feel alive! Good things and good times were just around the corner. I have always been a night owl. Even as a small child, my parents could put me to bed at a childlike bedtime but I would lay there wide awake for hours. My parents rule was that I had to go to bed at bed time and couldn't do anything like read or write. I had to just lay there and stare at the darkness. As recently as just a few years ago I still was up until 1:00 or 2:00 a.m. most nights. Heck, I even had some friends who were also night owls that I hardly ever talked to before 11:00 p.m. The only time I saw a sunrise was if I hadn't been to bed yet from the night of fun! Unfortunately, events in my life have slowly but surely turned me into a creature of the day.
What is your favorite part of the day? Has that changed through the years or have you always felt that way?