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As with all change, something tends to be lost and something gained

silneldor
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Dec 10 2012, 5:01am


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It is a good thing the utilitarian use of light with its ease of use and its urban safety concerns. But the natural world suffers from it and i feel, so do we if we are not careful.

There is not much to suffer from the night world these days. The world of ancient man and the saber tooth tiger is gone. The remnant is the primitive brain which signals fear for base survival, but our other spheres can hold that in equilibrium. To experience true night and the clear night sky is a moment of revelation unhindered by fear. It is cause for the expansion of all our facilities as far as they can fathom.

So, i believe it is a matter, of graciously accepting the best of both worlds and truly live in both worlds as best we can. Otherwise i feel we will lose a part of ourselves, a vital part, a part that can deem humility and respect for the vastness of it all, and the still vast unknown-ness of it, and the fathomless breathtaking beauty of it that can reach deeply into what it means to be human. To experience a clear dawn out of true night with the slow passing of the brightest stars, with the coming of birdsong is truly exquisite.

I wandered on a bit kind of freely. I hope no one minds.














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1458 megapixel image of the Earth at night in full resolution Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Dec 6 2012, 6:00am
    I'm fascinated by all the lights in the North Sea (on the east side of the UK) Xanaseb Send a private message to Xanaseb Dec 7 2012, 3:26am
        Shipping vessels as well I imagine DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Dec 7 2012, 8:05am
            I agree with Squire Aragorn's Sexy Scar Send a private message to Aragorn's Sexy Scar Dec 7 2012, 8:16pm
                I'm not disregarding technology at all DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Dec 8 2012, 8:17am
    A bit depressing. N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Dec 7 2012, 4:39am
        yes, that's true Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Dec 7 2012, 4:52am
        Yes, but... squire Send a private message to squire Dec 7 2012, 5:34am
            Good points, Squire. Patty Send a private message to Patty Dec 7 2012, 9:51am
            Do you remember seeng the Milkyway in the sky as a child? lyndomiel Send a private message to lyndomiel Dec 8 2012, 2:24am
            Just point the lights down. N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Dec 8 2012, 10:36pm
                If only squire Send a private message to squire Dec 8 2012, 11:23pm
                It would certainy help, but ... DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Dec 9 2012, 9:50am
                    Lights in big cities Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Dec 9 2012, 2:48pm
            In the 'burbs. Delrond Send a private message to Delrond Dec 11 2012, 10:40pm
        "3-mile-wide asteroid to buzz planet Earth tonight" N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Dec 11 2012, 9:55pm
            Geminids Delrond Send a private message to Delrond Dec 11 2012, 10:26pm
    Dang! I knew i left the outhouse light on at the camp! silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Dec 7 2012, 9:46pm
    thanks Magpie lyndomiel Send a private message to lyndomiel Dec 8 2012, 2:25am
    As with all change, something tends to be lost and something gained silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Dec 10 2012, 5:01am
        "There is not much to suffer from the night world these days." Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Dec 10 2012, 5:15am
            Yes, silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Dec 11 2012, 2:59am
        Sil, you are a poet :) Ethel Duath Send a private message to Ethel Duath Dec 10 2012, 4:58pm
            And that is why there is a wonderful poet in yourself, Ethel D:). silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Dec 11 2012, 3:34am
        That's an awful bright light. dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Dec 10 2012, 5:12pm
            During the cooler times when the humidity is low silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Dec 11 2012, 2:54am

 
 
 

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