I woke around 4 a.m., stirred and then I realized I was really awake.  Didn’t want to risk waking anyone else.  So I padded to the kitchen and made a cup of hot chocolate, then I padded back to a comfortable spot.  There was enough ambient light from the street that I never turned on a light indoors.  And while I drank my warm cup, I pulled out the black pen and started drawing in the dark.  I could see the large shapes, but not the details of the page.  And there was no still life except the one I was thinking about. 

It’s an interesting freedom got when you are drawing just thoughts without their having to be anything.  And at 4 o’clock in the morning, one is not likely to demand of a drawing made over a warm cup that it be anything.

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2 thoughts on “Drawing in the dark

  1. Sounds like the 3:15 experiment where poets all over the world set there alarms for 3:15 and madly write whatever comes into their heads (without thinking too much about it) – stream of consciousness type thingy.

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