The future is fastidious and punctual. It keeps perfect time and arrives everywhere on the dot. In contrast, its slacker brother the past has no use for clocks or appointments. It comes and goes as it pleases in our memory, camping out wherever the hell it damn well wants to in there. Untrustworthy, prone to exaggeration, biased— you wouldn’t lend it ten cents, but it sure can be charming and seductive when it feels like it. — Jonathan Carroll
Human beings love the daytime because they love light; it’s where they flourish. Some say they prefer the night, but not most. Because night is when we let our guard down and are most vulnerable to the disturbing things—like doubt, sorrow, or regret. People *bruise* more easily at night.
During the day we’re busy with our lives and have little time to let our minds drift, wonder, or worry. But at night most people turn off their busy selves and rest. Or they go searching for things to keep themselves busy and diverted until the next day comes. By running into the night, we’re running away from it. — Jonathan Carroll