Spending the evening in candlelight, and maybe by the fire, with no tv, talking, telling stories, letting the lit-up world go by without us, expands the hours, and alters the kind of thoughts and conversations we have.
I have noticed that when all the lights are on, people tend to talk about what they are doing-their outer lives. Sitting round in candlelight or firelight, people start to talk about how they are feeling-their inner lives. They speak subjectively, they argue less, there are longer pauses.
-Jeanette Winterson, "Why I Adore Night"
An idea that that insists upon gathering those close to you and testing the shadowy influence of candlelight. Inspiration for such gatherings can be found in Kinfolk magazine-which comes out today! When we got ours in the mail we felt like kids poring over every page-we kept pointing to beautiful images or reading passages out loud to each other. We are excited to have our video included in the online version of the magazine-check it out here.
(quote via le projet d'amour)