10 things to do in the dark

Autumn Field
Watercolor, 8" x 8"

“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.”
― Mary Oliver

Summer is history. Gone are the long days when it felt as though there was all the time in the world. 

It's full on autumn now. Here are a few good things to do while you're adjusting your inner clocks, eyes and schedules to the falling back season.
  1. Imagine (really good things)
  2. Sleep
  3. Look at the stars
  4. Light a candle
  5. Read an enlightening book
  6. Say a prayer of thanks (because you're safe and warm)
  7. Dream
  8. Remember that darkness is temporary
  9. Drink Ginger Tea
  10. Listen to J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations
Leave a comment below with 10 of your favorite things to do in the dark.

"I imagine that yes is the only living thing."
—E. E. Cummings

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2 comments:

Double "D" said...

fish, watch fireworks, play hide and seek, look for night crawlers, enjoy the quiet, sit by a campfire, swim, tell ghost stories, sleep, read.
Without darkness there is no light.

Suzanne McDermott said...

Indeed! That's a good list. Oooh. Yeah, Ghost Stories.