In the twilight,
I often recall that I used to take a walk with my dog.
My house was at the foot of a hill.
An observatory tower sat at the top of that hill.
Early in the evening,
my dog and I would climb the hill toward the observatory.
From which we could see the sea stretching beyond the factory area.
I would spend a while there,
gazing eagerly at the sky and the sea,
while the sun was going down.
I stood still there,
until the sun hid himself and everything was a blur of orange.
This behavior of mine used to confuse my dog.
She could not leave there without her master!
She would spend some time alone,
pretending to look for something in the bushes nearby.
Of course she was just waiting for her master to get going any second.
We (my dog and I) must have appeared
as if we were looking for something
between the sky and the ground.
And that whatever we were looking for was
so important to us,
but that we had lost it.
The truth is that we werenft looking for anything
; we were waiting for something.
For me, the light of the town.
For her, my action.
On our way home, we would run downhill,
all the way in utter darkness.
We were not frightened at all.
Because I could feel her breath,
and she could hear my footsteps.