Monday, August 12, 2013

I have noticed that when all the lights are on, 
people tend to talk about what they are doing – their outer lives. 
Sitting round in candlelight or firelight, people start to talk about how they are feeling – 
their inner lives. They speak subjectively, they argue less, there are longer pauses. 
To sit alone without any electric light is curiously creative. 
I have my best ideas at dawn or at nightfall, but not if I switch on the lights – 
then I start thinking about projects, deadlines, demands, and the shadows 
and shapes of the house become objects, not suggestions, 
things that need to done, not a background to thought.

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