All posts tagged: darkness

Op-Ed…

“Every single thing I’ve ever said is, ultimately, only my opinion – a comment upon what it is I perceive to be the reality around me at any given moment. “I might say that it’s very bright out today; and everyone would know what I meant by that statement. Assuming that I’ve spoken truthfully, it’s doubtful anyone would even disagree with me. At that point, my opinion might be widely considered to have traversed over into the realm of ‘fact’. “But can you imagine a quality of light so intense, a mode of illumination so pure, that the brightest light you can think of would be as the darkest night in some other realm? “Can you see it in your mind’s eye – another mode of existence, in which the heart of our sun might leave that existence blind, from a lack of light? Imagine such a concept of darkness, which would limit our perception to the reading of a body’s internal chemistry, or the enumeration of atoms… or the making visible of that about which we now can only speculate. “What would such an intensity of sight …

Afraid of the Light…

  What is it that would make one afraid to shine a light into their own darkness? Do they fear what they might see? Or is it because they already know what’s there, and cannot bear to look upon it? And are your own private terrors so excruciatingly fearsome – or are they merely yours, and you’d not have others realize how insignificant a fear it took, to so weaken your resolve? EJ Liederstein

Light, Part II…

It’s been said that “… to light a candle is to cast a shadow.” Ah, but must it always be so? What if the problem is not in the paucity of the flame, but in our very understanding of light? What if we could create a light such that all shadows everywhere were banished? What if, instead of a lighting a candle to drive a sliver of illumination into the darkness, we awakened a star? Which might be to say that, rather than struggling against the dark – rather than titling against windmills – what if we, ourselves, are the sun we strive to ignite? Do you find it difficult to think of an all-consuming energy emanating from your body; like a star, like a beacon for all the world to see? All you need do is use your imagination in ways society would perhaps frown upon. But then, society disapproves of anything it cannot label, or monetize. How can you monetize that which you do not understand?