“During the whole of a dull, dark, and soundless day in the autumn of the year, when the clouds hung oppressively low in the heavens, I had been passing alone, on horseback, through a singularly dreary tract of country; and at length found myself, as the shades of the evening drew on, within view of the melancholy House of Usher. I know not how it was; but, with the first glimpse of the building, a sense of insufferable gloom pervaded my spirit. I say insufferable; for the feeling was unrelieved by any of that half-pleasurable, because poetic, sentiment, with which the mind usually receives even the sternest natural images of the desolate or terrible.”
The Fall of the House of Usher, Edgar Allan Poe
I invite you to relish the darkness.
These are pictures of Nottingham’s Trent University. I pass it by almost every single day. This evening was the first time I saw it in the dark.
The very dark branches and sophisticated walls reminded of one of the first short stories we analysed at the university. How hard it was to understand. How all these long descriptions did not make any sense. I guess it was not easy to enjoy Sir Edgar Allan Poe as I was still trying to nail the boiling time of rice and potatoes.
Why don’t we all chill and take a moment to enioy NOW. Relish!