‘We won’t know ourselves’

photo of night sky
Evening in Larkfield Grove, Dublin
Isn’t there a great stretch in the evenings?  At last the winter has passed and Spring is just about making an appearance.   A friend of mine in the midlands should be happy about that !  As she often says around this time of the year :  “yes, and when the hour goes forward, we won’t know ourselves”
So we’ll have another hour of daylight in the evenings.  That’s good.  I often work late into the night  in my studio,  and consequently, I don’t start working too early in the morning.  I hear that a lot of artists do the same.  It takes a long time to get started, I suppose,  but then when you’re  into it,  you just don’t feel like letting it go.  Is it something about the nighttime and the quiet… ?  I’m not sure, but what I do know is that it doesn’t really make sense to work through the night when it’s dark and to waste the daylight hours.  Especially from the point of view of energy saving.
I suppose it’s simply a matter of getting used to it.  And then, there’s the dawn chorus and the blackbird singing –  it can lift the spirit, no doubt about that – and then there’s a chance of seeing a fox in the early morning… Yes, it makes sense alright but still, there’s something about the night. 


  1. It’s all very true Eoin. Today – saturday – was a particularly bright day in the midlands and wasn’t I just out in the garden thinking the same thoughts! 😉


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