Peacefulness In Darkness

I love to go into work quite early if I could. I really love it when no one is there and the work place is still quite dark. Of course, the place is not in total darkness. The hall way lights and and the faint blue early morning light from the glass windows around are the sources of light that keep the place from complete darkness. The main light that lights up my desk is the light from the monitor sitting in front of me. It comes alive when I wake up the computer routinely in the morning.  For a good while until others arrive and all the lights are turned on, I’ve found temporary peacefulness in the dark and from the place that I would not normally imagine would be possible. For such days, I feel I have immunized myself against any craziness from the rest of the day.

I hope you find peacefulness in some way in your daily life from time to time.


45 thoughts on “Peacefulness In Darkness

  1. Miss Gentileschi April 1, 2017 / 1:28 pm

    I’m glad you find these peaceful moments even on your working place, they are so important and help us get through the rest of the day. I also liked those moments during my studies when the library was still empty and I had all the books for myself 😄 Have a lovely weekend!

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    • YellowCable April 1, 2017 / 2:34 pm

      That is a cool feeling isn’t it. It reminds me of the movie that few main characters woke up from hibernation during a long space flight. They enjoyed all goodies on the space ship all by themselves. I guess that was cool for a little while.

      Please have a great weekend too.

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  2. wakasahs15th April 1, 2017 / 6:58 pm

    I also want to find peace in the dark. Your flower is also shining and it’s lovely.

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  3. Otto von Münchow April 1, 2017 / 8:59 pm

    Such beautiful and elegant photo. And I agree with you about peaceful in darkness. Words that resonates with me.

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  4. knittingwithheart April 2, 2017 / 10:19 pm

    An inspiring post, YC 🙂 Love that early AM peace and quiet!
    On the flip side, I think it’s that same sense of quiet peacefulness
    to which my night-owl self is often drawn 🙂 💜 Jackie@KWH

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  5. Ron Walker April 3, 2017 / 10:30 am

    I love the picture of the Tulip. I used to enjoy going in early and just relaxing before starting a busy day.

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    • YellowCable April 3, 2017 / 7:35 pm

      That is a great idea. It is like a special moment from the place that you would normally expect busy with people. Thank you.

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  6. AmyRose🌹 April 5, 2017 / 1:40 pm

    This Tulip brought with it Peace, YellowCable. Thank you. And bless you for your beautiful post on wishing peace on those of us who read your words. WE all require peaceful times in this hectic crazy world. Our sanity depends on it!!! (((HUGS))) ❤

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  7. Charlotte Hoather April 5, 2017 / 2:50 pm

    I’m an early bird and love morning practice, I like shopping when the shops are quiet too 🌷💕

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    • YellowCable April 5, 2017 / 6:35 pm

      I think you feel fresh or have more energy during the morning hours. Shopping with not many people around, you get full attention 🙂

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  8. prior.. April 9, 2017 / 9:56 pm

    wonderful tulip, YC.
    and I agree – going in some days early – is wonderful solitude.
    I used to play classical music sometimes –
    anyhow, hope you are doing well – and see you later after my blog break ends. peace

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    • YellowCable April 10, 2017 / 8:14 pm

      Thank you! I hope you are doing well too and hope you have great time from time off from blogging. Peace!

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      • prior.. April 17, 2017 / 10:12 pm

        well I am getting some good stuff tackled… but miss the blogosphere…


    • YellowCable April 10, 2017 / 8:15 pm

      Thank you for your comments and for your visiting.


  9. Suzy Hazelwood April 22, 2017 / 7:57 am

    Tulips are everywhere at the moment, that’s so pretty! Did you photograph it in front of a black background? Such attractive light falling on it too! 🙂

    Well, it’s like Sunday’s again, that quiet still moment to start the day right, it’s great way to begin, with a bit of meditation. But do you ever feel lonely in an empty workplace… in the dark?

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    • YellowCable April 22, 2017 / 10:58 am

      That sounds very nice that Tulips are blooming where you are now. I do not see them much this year. I think the winter was a little mild this year and that might have effects on Tulips (I am guessing here, I am no expert about plants).

      Thank you Suzy 🙂 I took this picture a long time ago. I think it might have somewhat darker background than the Tulip. I think the main thing that made the dark background was that I used spot metering setting on the camera. The spot metering tells the camera to use very narrow spot (center here) on the picture to measure the light. The result is darker on other parts of the picture except the part that has the much brighter light on as this one.

      I do not think I ever feel lonely in an empty workplace in the dark. I think the expectation of the workplace is busy with people and I like the contrast of that. I often do have slight regret when people start to show up though 🙂

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    • YellowCable April 29, 2017 / 6:31 am

      Are you still over there? Those places you capture there are great! Thank you Cindy


  10. sunnydaysinseattle May 11, 2017 / 11:51 pm

    Staring at this photo makes me calm. I’d like to go into work early too, but we have a lot of early risers so it is not as quiet as your office 😦

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    • YellowCable May 12, 2017 / 6:31 pm

      I completely understand when there are other early risers there too. There are other earlier persons before me too but they are a bit further away from me. Thank you for stopping by.

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  11. Forestwoodfolkart May 20, 2017 / 12:10 am

    Tulips are so elegant, and happen to be my favourite flower! I enjoyed reading your description of the quiet start to your day. I also enjoy an early arrival at work. A co-worker and I often sit in the room, without turning on the lights, working on our computers and the light coming through the windows. One feels almost like time has slowed, as much more is accomplished than arriving at the usual 9 -5 timeslot when the office are frenetic!

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    • YellowCable May 20, 2017 / 9:50 pm

      You are right; you feel like time has slowed down and much more is accomplished. Thank you!

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  12. Mahesh Nair October 17, 2017 / 12:02 am

    I totally agree with you. I remember my early morning office visits – how peaceful and organized life looked. Fun line – “For such days, I feel I have immunized myself against any craziness from the rest of the day.” 🙂

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    • YellowCable October 17, 2017 / 6:25 pm

      The contrast feeling what you use to during the day makes much difference. Thank you.

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