Thursday, April 7, 2011

Perfumes of night


Night is a dead monotonous period under a roof; but in the open world it passes lightly, with its stars and dews and perfumes, and the hours are marked by changes in the face of Nature. What seems a kind of temporal death to people choked between walls and curtains, is only a light and living slumber to the man who sleeps afield.
Robert Louis Stevenson

4 comments:

Luísa said...

beautifully matched Thinker :)
the bright side of the dark :)

Cécile said...

Perfumes seem stronger at night - probably because we have to see without our eyes.
Beautiful entry.

thinker said...

Thanks Luisa! A bright side of the dark, i like that very much, i think you have found a piece of it in your beautiful photo.
I totally agree Cecile, i think our other senses get sharper and more alive at night too, like our perception of sound. We rely to much in our eyes i guess:)

Cécile said...

You're right.
I once read a book by a 19th century drawing teacher and he said our most important sense was not sight but touch. He meant the human primary sense, the one with which we build our perception of the world. That comment was a true revelation to me. We think in shapes and touch, softness and roughness, hot and cold - not in color and values!
Our eyes think in shapes really :)