It was dark. It was late. Nobody was out. It was quiet. Too quiet? Maybe.
But I needed to know: Why was it so quiet? Why wasn’t anyone out. I knew why it was dark. Because it was late. When it’s late . . . it’s dark. I could have been a detective.
My wife, ever the skeptic, said “Ever think it’s quiet and no one’s out because EVERYONE IS SLEEPING?” I asked her what she meant. She said “It’s quiet and no one is out here because EVERYONE IS SLEEPING!” Sure, fine. That’s one way of looking at it.
Sometimes though, you need to look beyond the obvious.
About the Author: Christopher Gabriel is the host of the cleverly named Christopher Gabriel Program on AM 970 WDAY in Fargo, North Dakota. You can hear him weekdays from 9 to Noon. As a writer and humorist, his work has been been published online by the Chicago Sun-Times, Reuters and publications within the Sun-Times News Group.