the early morning quiet

‘And this is a pause worth savouring, because the world will soon be complicated again.

It is the briefest of pauses, with not time enough to even turn full circle and look at the lights this city throws out to the sky, and it’s a pause which is easily broken.  A slamming door, a car alarm, a thin drift of music from half a mile away, and already the city is moving on, already tomorrow is here.’

Jon McGregor – If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things