I've just got back into the darkroom after over 20 years.
A nice new K7 got me excited about photography again, but it only took me about a week before I reverted to type and realized I wanted some big negatives to play with.
Now there was something I had forgotten, when I'm working in total darkness, loading dark-slides, spooling film etc. I close my eyes. For some reason I find it easier to navigate in darkness if I do.
Thinking back, I did the same thing even with the lights on, when I was using a bag to load film. If I can't see it it just seems more natural to have my eyes closed.
Is it just me?