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In the Dark

“Hello darkness, my old friend. I’ve come to talk with you again”

(Sounds of Silence, Paul Simon)


Images of complete cities in darkness for Earth Day, made me smile wryly. When our

solar powered LED lights, oil lamps or candles go out, the darkness pervades our place

naturally. When Winnipeg friends stayed with us, they found sleep difficult. The darkness and silence were too much for these urban dwellers accustomed to car noise and street lights. Some nights we stand outside, watching the amazing Northern sky, and I am introduced to constellations that are still foreign to me. Darkness and silence are such good medicine. The brain, more heightened with less stimuli. And hearing becomes more acute. What a pity Earth Day is only one day a year in peoples lives. (Don’t tell Hydro!)


Image: Global News

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