Bring On the Dark

 diego terros   Bring on the Dark , NYTimes, 12/19/2014

diego terros

Bring on the Dark, NYTimes, 12/19/2014

In centuries past, the hours of darkness were a time when no productive work could be done. Which is to say, at night the human impulse to remake the world in our own image — so that it served us, so that we could almost believe the world and its resources existed for us alone — was suspended. The night was the natural corrective to that most persistent of all illusions: that human progress is the reason for the world.