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?
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)
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.