Do you want to be truly alone?
|Waking up is hard today. The radio blaring against the outside noise of...nothing.
This is the middle of Chicago and I live halfway up a fifty story complex. My building is so rarely quiet.
But the sweet smell of coffee brewing is slowly reviving my achy body. The sun is warming my room as I look out over the Lake. This is so relaxing.
Where's the neighbors?
Beautiful. What a relaxing Saturday.
But this is Monday?
I look to the street. Nothing's moving.
What's going on?
I pick up the phone. Dial tone works. My friend's answering machine works.
Where's the local broadcast?
No morning show? No weather? No bantering back and forth?