Happy Place

Where do you go when you need to think? What do you do when you need to restore yourself, to ready yourself to take on the coming week with energy and verve? How do you get your sense of humor back? How do you recharge your groove?

I walk. Mostly late evening well into the night. Taking long walks calms my soul and settles my mind. There is something magical about twilight. The way the lights bend sideways, the serenity, the smooth transition of colors; colors are amplified during that time of the day, good for taking photographs. There is more contrast, more depth; ambient light (sunlight) gradually fades, creating a sparse but magical effect that is almost impossible to create artificially. 

There’s a special quality to the loneliness of dusk, a melancholy more brooding even than the night’s. Olivia Howard Dunbar once said: 

“The pale stars were sliding into their places. The whispering of the leaves was almost hushed. All about them it was still and shadowy and sweet. It was that wonderful moment when, for lack of a visible horizon, the not yet darkened world seems infinitely greater—a moment when anything can happen, anything be believed in.”

I can’t help but agree…

18 thoughts on “Happy Place”

    1. Thank you. I am not a morning person (being a vampire) I remember the time I was talking whole night to somebody (who is also a vampire) we were sitting on my terrace on the third floor overlooking some mountains and suddenly we saw something we assumed was a fire behind those mountains and we were transfixed by it. To our surprise it was not a fire but the sun, slowly rising… I never seen something like it. So magical. My friend wanted to go dawn watching the next day but I declined.

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