“Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.” ~Theodore Roethk
“The god Vishnu, warned by the sun and the moon, caught the Demon Rahu drinking the elixir of life and as punishment sliced off the demon’s head before the elixir passed through his throat. The immortal head takes his revenge on the celestial bodies by devouring them, but because he has no body, they re-emerge after he swallows them.”
It seems the struggle between light and darkness runs deep in the human psyche. Just about every creation mythology begins with the struggle between light and dark. The strange thing is that for those that favor science over Faith creation begins with the universe being flooded with light only to grow dark with the eons as galaxies drift apart. Of course, Science offers a return to light as the universe crunches itself back, OUCH!
Beyond science and Mythology we have the drudgery of the human condition and at this time it seems our darker natures have taken over. Regardless of the ever encompassing black hole of HATE masquerading as our president, the darkness is there to remind us that we must do better.
You cannot pierce the dark veil of hate with tiki torches it must be done with truth. Every time a dark mind tries to muddle the truth remember Goethe’s dying words “More light!” This is how we should answer in return. “More light!”
“It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
“There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.”― Leonard Cohen
“Electrical science has revealed to us the true nature of light has provided us with innumerable appliances and instruments of precision, and has thereby vastly added to the exactness of our knowledge.” ― Nikola Tesla
“Because you are women, people will force their thinking on you, their boundaries on you. They will tell you how to dress, how to behave, who you can meet and where you can go. Don’t live in the shadows of people’s judgment. Make your own choices in the light of your own wisdom.” ― Amitabh Bachchan
“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” ― Plato