Light and Darkness Defined
Is Darkness so Dark?
When we hear someone ask us to, 'Define Darkness' our first instinct is to think of all the bad stuff that goes on around us, this was not my first thought. The darkness brings a new world, a monochrome world, as beautiful in its way as the daylight world with all it's splendid colour.
Just pause a moment and think of what we would all miss if the world was constantly in daylight.
Has anything come to your mind?
Have you done thinking?
A sunset, the multitude of colours reaching out across the sky, defines the end of the day, without the dark there would be no need for the sunset, no need for us to take that pleasure of watching the sun disappear beyond the horizon, creating a stillness that a daylight hour can seldom achieve.
Darkness is now upon us, but is it really dark? up in the sky is the moon shining on the land below giving us the tonal shades of black to white, giving us the shadows that for some unknown reason we tend to fear. Is it the darkness that causes the fear or the not knowing?
The night or dark sky also holds the key to our fates or destinies [if you should believe] the stars give us clues to our own personalities defined by where they are positioned at the time of our birth.
Throughout history , the mariners have consulted the sky and the stars therin to direct them to their destinations and would have never discovered the wonders of the world, or would never have found their way home to tell about them.
The pyramids, constructed by the egyptians, were built in alignment with the stars.
Standing by a running stream , we can hear the water flowing across the rocks and over the falls. The moon is shining bright and glistens upon the flowing water giving a vision that you can never experience in the daylight.
Maybe you have, and maybe you haven't , seen the film 'Hobsons Choice' starring Charles Laughton. During the film Hobson [Charles Laughton] discovers the moon whilst under the influence, the darker side of the dark.
Beauty of the moon, Darkness of alchohol
Please watch the above video, in my opinion , it is brilliant , and if you ever get to see to see the film , you won't be disappointed.
Candles for romantic dinners, what place would they hold , if we lived in perpetual light. Candle light memorials , a symbol of solidarity , a time where grief and prayer are united, just wouldn't be the same in daylight.
Thomas Edison, What , I wonder, would his life have held for him, if the darkness hadn't inspired him to invent the lightbulb? Would he have invented something else, not quite as acclaimed , but would he?
It seems to me , that we all do our best thinking in the dark, If its daytime we close our eyes so as to eliminate any distraction , Our thoughts become more ordered and coherent in the dark.
Yes , I quite agree that there is another meaning to the term 'darkness' and I wholely empathize with those that still live their lives burdened with that emotion. I have been there, travelled the long road , and come to the end. Life now , is positive, I no longer dwell on the negatives and let me assure you and anyone still on that road , you will come to the end.
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