Read by moonlight if you have to

Today is both World Book and Copyright Day and the beginning of National Dark-Sky Week in the U.S. The idea for World Book Day is pretty obvious. Dark-Sky Week is about turning off all unnecessary lights so that we can lessen light pollution and see the night sky better. So I guess what you have to do is grab a candle and a good book and settle in for the evening. It's a good night for that. I'll be reading Lucia, Lucia by Adriana Trigiani, a good clean non-subversive book, lest I offend anyone.


David Seruyange said...

"Wrap the night around me,
blanket of black
on my back
I feel safe in the darkness."

My coworkers are always peeved at me because I like working with natural light, as opposed to the fluorescent LIGHT BLAZING AROUND ME.

Kristy said...

Fluorescent lights don't do ANYONE any favors. Ever tried to do your makeup in a hotel bathroom? Almost impossible. And Nathan has a light in his office that flashes ever-so-slightly, just enough to practically give me a seizure every time I go in.

Barbara said...

I would venture to say that David has never tried to put on makeup in a hotel bathroom (or anywhere else for that matter), but far be it from me to speculate.

I'm now on my third floor lamp in my office at work (they keep dying). I never turn on the overhead flourescents. The times my lamps burned out and I had to turn the flourescents on, coworkers walking by my office stopped to ask me what was wrong. =) That's actually how I inherited my last two lamps...coworkers taking pity on me and bringing me new lamps!

And while we're talking about light:

"If I lose the light of the sun, I will write by candlelight, moonlight, no light.
If I lose paper and ink, I will write in blood on forgotten walls.
I will write always. I will capture nights all over the world and bring them to you."
-Henry Rollins

Kristy said...

But I thought David wanted to look like Robert Smith....??

Wow, Henry Rollins. Good quote. Lyric?

Barbara said...

No idea. I saw it quoted somewhere and wrote it down.

(I'm such a poser.)