No one can hear us think, so why, as we’re still awake in the mid of the night, are our thoughts so noisy? Call it repetitive thinking, call it overthinking, but when it’s unproductive, it’s better to call it midnight noise….
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
Tonight, yes, there is a special midnight moment to mention. Enjoy the music and video!
Find an old friend or imagine one to be there to say goodbye to 2016 and hello to 2017.
You have made memories in 2016 and relived memories from the years that have passed. A hand held, a smile given and returned, young and old alike. People came into your life, people left your life. Music played.
If you have regrets, make a change in 2017.
Cry, laugh, and find the human spirit that makes you, you.
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