I thank God for the Night…

“Maybe that’s what life is… a wink of the eye … and winking stars.”
– Jack Kerouac

Sudan Jebel Barkla pyramids

Sudan Jebel Barkla pyramids

“Some praise the Lord for Light,
The living spark;
I thank God for the Night
The healing dark.”
― Robert W. Service

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Star streaks of the southern sky in Bushmanland, Namibia

“A silent night – the most eloquent poem i have ever read.”
― Sanober Khan

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Naqa temple by night, Sudan

“Torches just blind you. On a clear night like this, the moon and the stars are enough.”
― George R.R. Martin

Stars above Wahiba Sands, Al Sharqiya, Oman

Stars above Wahiba Sands, Al Sharqiya, Oman

“Sometimes while gazing at the night’s sky, I imagine stars looking down making wishes on the brightest of us.”
― Richelle E. Goodrich

Stars over Ghazali, Sudan

Stars over Ghazali, Sudan

“Without the dark, we’d never see the stars. There also would be no use for the moon if there was never a night.”
― Tessa Emily Hall, Purple Moon

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Milky way above Lion Temple of Musawwarat, Sudan

“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.”
– William Shakespeare

Konyaks, the head-hunters of Nagaland, India

Konyaks, head-hunters of Nagaland, India

Konyaks, head-hunters of Nagaland, India

Konyak tribal people – once fearsome warriors and head-hunters, now dying-out culture of Nagaland, northeast India. They are recognised by their facial and body tattoos, their age is seldom confirmed, but estimated from 80 to over 100 years. It is believed that in 10 or 15 years these Konyak head-hunters will be buried beneath Christian headstones in the mountain villages and since their history is not stored in any pleadings, the living memories of their unique cultural existence will disappear for ever.

Khumhi, about 80-year old head-hunter lives in the village of Longwa and spends most of the day chewing betel nuts and smoking opium.

Khumhi, about 80-year old head-hunter lives in the village of Longwa and spends most of the day chewing betel nuts and smoking opium.


Matsuo Basho on Kyoto

“In Kyoto,
hearing the cuckoo,
I long for Kyoto.“