As Jorge Luis Borges was known to say…
“I cannot walk through the suburbs in the solitude of the night without thinking that the night pleases us because it suppresses idle details, just as our memory does.”
…wouldn’t you tend to agree?
Granted, one must actually be out and surrounded by the night and not encapsulated in some room, no matter how dimly lit – the night has properties to it, and midnight shows them to us even more so than twilight or a breaking dawn.
Memories can blur, experiences at night also blur...
No, really, I do not know if these thoughts came to anyone in the middle of the night (they’re not mine).
But these thoughts exist, and do run through my mind, if not by the exact quote, by some varying and fleeting manner. Often obscure, often incomplete. When I am half-awake, half-asleep, not knowing which is which.
“It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value.”
~ Arthur C Clarke
“Name the greatest of all inventors. Accident.”
~ Mark Twain
“I heard a definition once: Happiness is health and a short memory! I wish I’d invented it, because it is very true.”
~ Audrey Hepburn
“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life.”
~ Steve Jobs
“Both optimists and pessimists contribute to society. The optimist invents the aeroplane, the pessimist the parachute.”
~ George Bernard Shaw
UPDATE: we are well on our way to updating our posts (and creating new ones too). Our hosting situation has been resolved and a couple of old posting pages have already been updated with restored images!
—original “sorry” post— Perhaps you saw our notice on our Facebook Page… We had major hosting provider problems and lost critical information. After some testing, we were able to save bits and pieces and have now moved to another host. Don’t be surprised if the website has problems all the way through until the New Year! Fortunately, Thoughts at Midnight is just a fun endeavor with a small following. Hopefully 2020 will bring all of us new things to look forward to!
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