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Light in a Dark Tent

Step one: Sleep in a dark tent.

Step two: During the night, be woken by a sound that is probably not a bear, but could be a bear.

Step three: Lie awake while your loved one breathes heavily beside you & your little dog sleeps cuddled between you two inside the sleeping bag. Listen for the sound again.

Step four: Write a poem in your head that makes the bear go away.

Step five: Think the poem is actually pretty good & that you should write it down, but that you don’t want to turn the light on for fear of waking your loved one.

Step six: Repeat the poem over & over in your head, so as to commit it to memory.

Step seven: Repeat the poem so many times that a light appears in the tent.