last night (early morning) – at about 1am or so – i woke up needing to go to the bathroom. when i opened my eyes there was just enough external light coming into my room to make out the shadow of a man. he was sitting in one of the office chairs bent over our computer. (yes, our office is in our bedroom. a combo i wouldn’t recommend after the dorm years.) my natural defenses kicked in proving i’m a wimp, because i just lay in bed – frozen. he wasn’t moving, so i wasn’t moving. and we held our positions until…
when the light changed enough for me to make out just who this was and what he was doing. i may have dozed a bit, but i did my best to make sure this shadow man stayed in my room, neutralized by my ability to not move.
victory goes to me. i defeated the shadow man. and he only maimed me. when i finally got out of bed to go to the bathroom i noticed my knee was hurting. a lot. i’m not sure what’s wrong with it. it’s not so bad that it’s debilitating. it’s more of just a sharp reminder that i was involved in an hours long battle. and you never make it out of those unscathed.