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:
I can’t help but agree…