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Night Delight

allures of the dark side

 

   When night falls, most of us fall with it into a lake of sheets where we sink to sleep’s bottom until... …until… …until the first giggly ray of day tickles us awake. Trapped in bodies that are ill-equipped for the night, humans are ancestrally hardcoded to fear the dark. But for the daring nocturnal freak creatures among us, there is a deserted, silent world waiting after hours, and like moths we flutter towards its discoveries, wherever a speck of light flecks the darkness. Whether the night is young or old, we’re already or still sold on its dark gold. Indeed, what hath night to do with sleep?