Quote – Unknown on darkness

Darkness opens the eyes

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I read a newspaper article recently in which a man talked about how his parents simply took to social isolation for CV19 without hesitation. They were an elderly Jewish couple in their 90’s. He talked to them about how difficult this time was and expressed admiration of how they managed this difficult time without a fuss.

His mother simply said ‘Darkness opens the eyes.’ Basically she was saying she had seen worse. But more than that, she meant that when times get dark you start to see things in a more accurate and acute way. With eyes open, you see more.

For me, in these dark times, I see that the people we rely on to keep us safe are largely poorly paid and poorly qualified. Millionaires and celebrities are not essential workers.

We are also all stuck with time on our hands to think about what we see with opened eyes.

I think eyes opened by darkness see darkness. My world has become much quieter. I have to admit, I like the dark and the quiet. I found this track in my iTunes collection, from where, I do not know, but it seemed oddly prescient.

It is called ‘Before You Snap’ by Hungarian DJ and composer Yonserboi.

The outfall of CV19 hasn’t even started yet. But before it is over, if it is ever over, some people are going to snap.

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Chris Reed

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