I didn’t realise this until a friend told me how beautiful she thought the car lights looked at night. From then I’ve been observing and thinking about the lights of the dark.
First of all, she was right – that’s Aesthetic tumblr material right there.
Second of all – I got the feeling of altered reality again. I’ve already written about how libraries seem like an altered reality. I may just write an entire post about how altered reality is awesome and then different places where I think reality is slightly altered.
Okay I’m getting sidetracked, back to the moving lights.
Imagine this – your tired after a long tired day doing whatever. You hop into your car, or a car. To give full effect in this scenario, you’re not driving it. Your full focus and attention are on the lights so you can’t give a crap about operating the vehicle.
Silence is all there is or maybe the car radio is on for faint background music. Whatever floats your boat. (Or maybe somebody stole your car radio and now you’re just sitting in silence. Sometimes quiet is violent. HAHAHAHA okay I’m sorry.)
Making your way through the streets of the town, dozens of other people in these pod like vehicles in almost the exact state as you (assuming they’re all returning home from a day’s activity), some people would have had great days, some would have had bad days, some- average. A mix of emotions on the same street but everyone feeling one thing- tiredness and longing. All these people exhausted, all needing the comforting hug of their homes to just throw on comfortable clothes and jump into their beds because let’s be real – there’s honestly nothing better than sleep.
These moving lights have so much purpose. The blinking tail lamps of the cars, the ever changing traffic signals, the moon, street lamps, road side signs (even though not all of them are moving), they’re all night lights- just like the small ones we had at our bedside as children afraid of the dark. Total darkness would be pretty terrifying to be honest. I think we’re all still a little afraid of the dark, if not- a lot.
Even night clouds. They might be a little creepy but they’re actually really dreamy accompanying the twinkling stars and the moon which changes daily. The night sky is actually really beautiful and mystical, another small thing we’ve taken an advantage of.
In conclusion-pay attention to the night lights next time. It’s worth it.