Two Hundred Seventy-Six

If we had no television, no electric lights, no natural gas, no books, no internet, and no battery-powered devices awash in music, night-time would be a radically different experience from the way it is now. We’d watch the stars and, perhaps, imagine giant beings scampering across the night sky. Our minds would have more space for ideas. We’d spend our time thinking. Entertainment would be something we do for ourselves, rather than someone else doing it to us.

About John Swinburn

"Love not what you are but what you may become."― Miguel de Cervantes
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2 Responses to Two Hundred Seventy-Six

  1. Ah, thank you my friend. You are such a generous spirit!

  2. jserolf says:

    I love this line of yours: “We’d watch the stars and, perhaps, imagine giant beings scampering across the night sky.”

    But then I imagine you and many around some fire, and some voice would say, “John, speak us a story.” And you would.

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