15.7.11

candlelight

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)


10 comments:

  1. beautiful! and what a lovely quote.

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  2. Beautiful quote, and one that I find to be very, very true. I've noticed that, when surrounded by other humans, most people tend to allow themselves to be more vulnerable in the dark.

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  3. wow wow wow. the asparagus ribbon salad vid. was AMAZING. lovely lovely job you two! and...it looks absolutely delicious. was SO excited watching it :)

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  4. homeseed-thanks so much! We can testify that it IS delicious-and very easy to make.

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  5. so very very excited about this! your movie was fantastic...really made me quite homesick for a meal with my ceej...reminding myself never ever to leave for six weeks again! anyway, incredible work. you guys totally deserve to be involved in such a beautiful and thoughtful publication! hooray!

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  6. This looks really really good. I am so looking forward to this.

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  7. so much beauty i almost can't stand it ;). really enjoyed your video!!
    j.

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  8. very much enjoyed the video!

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  9. hi julie. thanks for your comment.
    lovely to have found you too :)

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  10. hi! i saw your video and am in love. so very lovely.

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