Why are you staying up that late, don't you have to wake up early tomorrow morning?
This is one of the questions I regularly get asked. The answer is usually something close to this: "I'm an nightowl I get my best ideas during the nights, so I need to stay up and write them down before I forget them. Also, I'm not tired before 2 am, unless of course I haven't slept well in the past few days".
The fact is that I, like many others could be called an nightowl. When younger I forced myself to go to bed early and wake up early but then I wondered where all of my great ideas and my motivation went, it seemed like my everyday life lacked the alone time I needed in order to be happy. Everything changed when I understood the truth a few years ago: the best discussions happen after 1 am. There is nothing better than discussing throughout the night, because even people who at daytime might prefer small talk over deep talk suddenly turn into metaphysicists during the night. The silence however, is the best part of staying up late. When everyone's asleep it feels like you own the whole world for awhile. When you listen to music it seems like every word, in every song touch you on a deeper level. And as you are there overthinking in the middle of the dark silence, it travels through your brain like fire travels through a wooden house, you get THAT IDEA. There is nothing better than ideas, the world is run by ideas that have been putten into action.
And the midnight walks, oh mine those walks. The streetlight painting waves of light in front of you, empty streets all around you. The soothing nightsky filled with stars and maybe some cars passing by. Even better if it happens to rain. You close your eyes and those beautiful little pitch black drops of freshness and life pour against your face. Even though I understand the beauty of mornings and at least try to understand how morning persons think I'm not quite sure, it's sad to see the darkness fade away. Like Marilyn Monroe said:" Who said that nights were for sleep?" Yeah, I really don't know and I like breaking unwritten rules anyway.
With the lights out, it's less dangerous.