March 19, 2013

Flash Blog: Darkness

It is easy to love the light, but darkness often deters affection.  And yet darkness reveals otherwise hidden yet spectacular realities that are equally worthy of love.

The undeniable beauty of a day in the forest is matched, if not surpassed, by that of the forest at night, which divulges secrets of its resident species – of those trees whose leaves shine in the moonlight, illuminating a darkened path, and those animals, predisposed to nocturnal lifestyles. 

Darkness in a person can be a marker of complexity, the result of triumph over trauma unintelligible to those touched only by light.   Complementary hints of darkness ultimately connect us with one another.

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  1. Ohhhhh so true. You cannot truly appreciate the light unless you have experienced some darkness. nice.

    Linda

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  2. A truly thought provoking post; I loved it.

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  3. Very beautiful! What you wrote about forrest sounds very familiar to me. And would there be light without darkness?

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    1. Thanks again, Mervi! The topic of darkness does always seem to bring up the duality of reality.

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  4. Oh, I don't equate darkness with ugliness, perhaps evil sometimes, but it depends on the type of darkness. The unnatural darkness can be frightening, but the hazily lit moonlight night, that's a beautiful thing. The black heavy clouds of a rainstorm just as the first lightning strikes - wonders.

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    1. Interesting how you like the darkness right before it's destroyed by light ;-)

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