Evening.

December 11, 2012 § Leave a comment

 

“The sky grew darker, painted blue on blue, one stroke at a time, into deeper and deeper shades of night.” – Haruki Murakami

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Grand Canyon Winter

Grand Canyon Winter

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“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.” – Olivia Howard Dunbar

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Grand Canyon December

Grand Canyon December

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“Twilight fell: The sky turned to a light, dusky purple littered with tiny silver stars.” – J.K. Rowling

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Grand Canyon Snowfall

Grand Canyon Snowfall

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“Night falls. Or has fallen. Why is it that night falls, instead of rising, like the dawn? Yet if you look east, at sunset, you can see night rising, not falling; darkness lifting into the sky, up from the horizon, like a black sun behind cloud cover. Like smoke from an unseen fire, a line of fire just below the horizon, brushfire or a burning city. Maybe night falls because it’s heavy, a thick curtain pulled up over the eyes. Wool blanket.” – Margaret Atwood

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Grand Canyon Yaki Point twilight

Grand Canyon Yaki Point twilight

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“That’s the advantage of insomnia. People who go to be early always complain that the night is too short, but for those of us who stay up all night, it can feel as long as a lifetime. You get a lot done” – Banana Yoshimoto

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GC January

GC January

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“Night is a time of rigor, but also of mercy. There are truths which one can see only when it’s dark”  – Isaac Bashevis Singer

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“Slowly, gently night unfurls its splendor. Grasp it, sense it, tremulous and tender. Turn your face away from the garish light of day, turn your thoughts away from cold, unfeeling light, and listen to the music of the night… Close your eyes and surrender to your darkest dreams, purge your thoughts of the life you knew before. Close your eyes, let your spirit start to soar, and live, as you never lived before!” – Charles Hart, The Phantom of the Opera: Piano/Vocal

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