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At dVerse, Victoria prompted us to write a prose of 144 words or less using the line “If it’s darkness we’re having, let it be extravagant.” from poet Jane Kenyon

Juliana stared wistfully out the window, longing for sunlight. Last weekend,the clocks changed, yet still darkness remained. She dreamed to restore her enthusiasm and knew what she must do. Juliana cleaned her house throughout the week.

On Saturday morning, Juliana set her family to work. She made her kids put their toys away and asked her husband to take large boxes out of the basement for the family room. The family unpacked and decorated. At the end of the day, Juliana’s son asked, “Mommy, why are we working so hard when it’s so dark?”

Juliana smiled,looking around her decorated family room. “If it’s darkness we’re having, let it be extravagant so we can be merry and turn on the lights!”

And, with that, her husband flicked the switch so the family could enjoy the fruits of their labour for the upcoming season.