Total Darkness


Three nights ago, I awoke… peeked at my light up watch.  It was 3:00 am and I was in my loft at THO.  It was dark.  I opened my eyes, but they did not adjust to the light.  I looked out the window but there was no light, I could see nothing at all.

It dawned on me that I have not, even in the forest of the tiny house been in complete and total darkness since I took a photography class many years ago.  I lay there, petting my dog who I could tell was Minnie by the way her fur feels in my hand.  She is the neediest of my dogs because of her being a runt perhaps and she is always cuddled right in to my tummy while I sleep.

I am not normally insomnia ridden but I lay there awake for about two hours until the daylight broke the darkness.  It was not restlessness or frustration that kept me awake.  I was looking at nothing because my eyes never adjusted.  I simply enjoyed the rare experience of living without light.

Have you ever been outside, or in a room with many curtain free windows and experienced absolute total darkness?

Categories: Forest, Off Grid, Ontario, Open your eyes, Tiny House Ontario, View | 4 Comments

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4 thoughts on “Total Darkness

  1. When it’s totally dark, it usually means that our power is out. Since I am on oxygen, I have to just reach over and grab another hose in the dark…..and hopefully won’t wake up so much that I can’t go back to sleep. (I am an insomniac)

  2. I used to live in an apartment that had no windows in the bedroom area. When I had guests I would close the door and enjoy being in total darkness. All my other senses wake when vision is absent.

  3. mary

    how wonderful. i experienced total darkness when caving. we all switched off our headtorches for the joy of it when deep underground!

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