Much of the inspiration for this, came from the repeated phrase “I will not sit and wait for a break in the clouds” from the stunning track “Break in the clouds” by Frightened Rabbit. It literally started playing as I sat down to write, and unconsciously I’d taken a counterpoint perspective. I then got a few paragraphs in and realised it was turning into a poor imitation of H.G.’s Well’s – Time Machine and decided to have some fun with it.
I said I would wait, so I sat down and I waited.
I watched the hours pass, and the sun dance playfully across the valley floor. In time the dusk came, as did the night and I sat and watched the sunrise. I watched it the next day and the next. The earth turned, I did not. I said I would wait.
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