Among the things we can learn from a night spent in a tent, there are two that have appeared very important to me :
The teaching of silence. The one we receive from a natural environment and the one coming from the sounds we (don’t) produce.
Our whispering voices in the dark can never be retained by such a thin layer of fabric. We need to keep them as low as possible. This colours our relationship with a unique feeling of intimacy.
Then, a night in a tent shows us how little we really need. Through the simplicity of such a spirit, the tent keeps underlining the futility of all the things we possess.
It inclines us to realise the preconceived ideas we have about comfort.
Sleeping out of our comfort zone shows the de-correlation between material comfort and happiness.
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