Words in Darkness

I am fond of the dark, of laying on my bed, naked to the world, staring into the void. I could be staring up at anything. Staring up at endless worlds of possibility. The dance of the infinite. The realm of gods and daemons, of the divine and the devilish. In darkness all things are possible. I could be looking up at anything.

Or just the ceiling…

I am not alone in my fascination with darkness, staring into the dark is a very human thing to do. We have been doing it since the first of us walked upright. Occasionally, the darkness stares back at us, if only in our imagination.

Hopefully just in our imagination…

But without knowing the darkness, how can you appreciate the light, or in the words of the king…

‘It was the possibility of darkness that made the day seem so bright.’ ~ Stephen King, Wolves of the Calla

Of course, sometimes a person can slip into the love of darkness a little too much…

‘I knew nothing but shadows and I thought them to be real.’ ~ Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

‘I am terrified by this dark thing that sleeps in me.’ ~ Sylvia Plath, The Collected Poems

‘A child weaned on poison considers harm a comfort.’ ~ Gillian Flynn, Sharp Objects

‘Nothing shows you the straight line from here to death like a list.’ ~ Chuck Palahniuk, Survivor

‘I’ve always liked the moonless night best. It’s easier to say things in the dark. It’s easier to be yourself.’ ~ Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man’s Fear

Somethings are important to remember however, such as…

‘You don’t find light by avoiding the darkness.’ ~ S. Kelley Harrell

‘Darkness is just light turned inside out.’ ~ Beelzebub

‘The darkness makes everything disappear but it makes nothing go away.’ ~ Craig D. Lounsbrough

‘Stare at the dark too long and you will eventually see what isn’t there.’ ~ Cameron Jace, Snow White Sorrow

But fear not, for the most important thing to remember if this final quote…

‘When its dark enough you can see the stars.’ ~ Charles Austin Beard

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