The last bus stopped running an hour ago. The publican has rung the bell in the nearby pub, calling out “Time gentlemen, please.” The night‘s action is most definitely over out here in the ‘burbs of London. The streets may be quiet and the locals are at home…but it’s still light out!
It’s only a bit after 10:00 pm. In truth, the nearest pub will be remain open until midnight so it’s not entirely an empty neighborhood.
Meanwhile, the late flights from Capetown, Rio, New York and Paris are approaching touchdown…their wheels are lowered and they are slowly approaching the runway about 255 feet above my head.
Yes, my head that has been hit with a massive case of hay fever or some sort of allergy since I walked through customs a few hours. I can’t use my handkerchief any more; it needs to hang out to dry. I’m down…
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