I unexpectedly found myself in a personal experiment on my recent trip to Copenhagen: eating breakfast by candlelight.

What a contrast to my usual jumping out of bed at 5am, turning on every lamp and spotlight I find on my way to the kitchen.

In this moment of slowing down and seeing the world a little more clearly – or differently – I rediscovered the benefits of how this feels.

And also posed the question…how are our technological advancements truly serving us? Can we take a step back from time to time to appreciate the wonders of science, and the nostalgic wonders in the past?

Exploring this further in my latest Substack newsletter, out today: robynmetcalfe.substack.com/subscribe