What Imagination Can Do For You

When did the room get so dark? It can’t have been that long since I closed my eyes, just resting them, mind you. And next thing I know the room is hard to see any more. Sun obscured by clouds? Impending thunder storm? Plague of locusts? Volcanic eruption? Unaccounted for solar eclipse? Passing black hole throwing our planet out of orbit around the sun? Monty Burns up to his old tricks again? Maybe the house is getting painted and they taped up all the windows, or perhaps I’ve developed some sort of macular degenerative disease, or any number of other things; anything, that is, besides getting a little older and just falling asleep since the internal clock stopped working years ago. Yeah, anything but that.