Today’s daily prompt is called Because the Night and it asks;
Are you a night owl or are you the early bird? What’s your most productive time of day? When do you do your best work?
I’m a bit of a cross-bird, (not an angry bird mind you) but a mixture of a night owl – and kookaburra! – and the early bird that gets the worm! Now, that’s a crazy mix I know.
I enjoy early mornings when my mind is refreshed and a new day is yet to begin, but I think that generally I do my best creative writing late at night when most of the others in my household are tucked up in bed. Strangely enough, this is when I feel energised.
The creative juices get flowing and for some reason my mind feels free to escape, to remember, to create and unleash its wonders. It helps when I go outside too, when I breath in that fresh night air and gaze up at a sky full of stars. And a moon when it’s full or even just peaking through the clouds.
Or maybe it has something to do with the laughing kookaburras that have taken up residence in our backyard. Yesterday I went outside and found two of them sitting on my car.
They looked ready to travel. I wonder if they’re trying to tell me something.