Darkness, art and the collective experience

Against a grey sky are many branches, looking black and heavy and without leaves.
A network of branches

Today I simply want to share this link to David Whyte’s poem ‘Sweet Darkness’

I strongly encourage you to listen to this poem, even if you have heard it already.  We are constantly in a change of flow, so the you you are right now has never heard it.

In light-polluted Hong Kong city I long for physical darkness, when I go about my Monday in a disconnected way I long for simplicity and when I feel over-burdened I long to resonate with the slowed pace, methodical clarity and tragic beauty that this poem communicates.

To be creative we need to pause, to shine we need the darkness.

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