December

December

August 3, 2014

SUNDAY AFTERNOONS

 
The French called this time of day 'l'heure bleue.' 
To the English it was 'the gloaming.' 
 
The very word 'gloaming' reverberates, echoes - the gloaming, the glimmer, the glitter, the glisten, the glamour - carrying in its consonants the images of houses shuttering, gardens darkening, grass-lined rivers slipping through the shadows. During the blue nights you think the end of the day will never come. As the blue nights draw to a close (and they will, and they do) you experience an actual chill, an apprehension of illness, at the moment you first notice; the blue light is going, the days are already shortening, the summer is gone... Blue nights are the opposite of the dying of the brightness, but they are also its warning.”  
~    
Joan Didion
 
 












There is no peace
That cannot be found in the present moment

 

 

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I so love receiving your thoughts and comments. I also hope you found something that made you smile.