Light and dark 

We know the light 

How well do we know the dark 

Like dreams 

A third of our life spent in them 

In film, 2 x 5ths spent in darkness 


2 x 5ths is 40% , which sounds more than a third. It is. 

Sounds closer to half 

It’s hard to think of the agency in the dark 

That moves us in rest 

For 36 minutes in any 90 minute feature 

We remember all the changes and details in the light 

But the dark remains the same the whole time and we forget it completely 

Or do we 

Is the dark the other us 

Slumbering but listening 

Soaking up the dreams 

Making us what we become 

At the movies