Knowledgeman

Writing what I know.

Blue Nights

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“Only then did I realize that during the three weeks that had passed between taking the taxi to Lenox Hill, on the fourteenth of June, and receiving the results of the full-body PET scan, on the eighth of July, I had allowed this year’s most deeply blue nights to come and go without notice.

What does it cost to lose those weeks, that light, the very nights in the year preferred above all others?

Can you evade the dying of the brightness?

Or do you evade only its warning?

What are you left if you miss the message the blue nights bring?”

— Joan Didion, Blue Nights

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Written by Christopher Parsons

June 22, 2012 at 5:01 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. Excellent reminder. My eyes are wide open.

    Denise

    June 23, 2012 at 2:44 pm


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