Late at night, people often surround themselves with light. Lamps, computer screens, televisions- all of these things allow sight.
But, the time comes for everyone to turn off the lights and go to sleep. In that moment- when your finger flicks the switch, when you shut down your computer, when you turn off the television-in that brief moment, your eyesight is limited.
You see spots, you see red and orange hues and as you turn, you see nothing. You often stub your toe on the dresser, tripe over a dog toy- you stumble in the dark until your eyes adjust. And when they adjust, you don’t feel afraid. You don’t stumble or trip over anything. You lay down in bed, you curl up and sleep.
But, for a few seconds, you are robbed of your sight. That is the time when they hide, scrambling for a darker corner to huddle in. After all…
They don’t want to be seen.