towards past midnight
no it's not because of the lights from the eiffel that compels me to still stay awake at this ungodly hour. there is a more compelling reason. to find relevance to an international regime where for more than three hours, parties have debated back and forth on the deletion, retaining, bracketing, unbracketing, explaining of the how's and why's. it's tedious work. now if i can only have the mic please... "thank you co-chairs. can we just adopt the text as they are since the negotations won't be going anywhere, and present them to the plenary for consideration."
but as it is, we have to continue on.
and besides, lights are already turned off past midnight.