|photo by Neil Herbert|
Bring on the Dark
There is, of course, no need to fear the dark,
much less prevail over it: not that we could.
Look up into the sky on a starry night,
if you still can, and you will see that there is
a lot of darkness in the universe.
There is so much, it simply has to be
the foundation of all that is.
The stars are only an anomaly
the planets an accident.
Is it evil or indifferent?
I don’t think so.
Our lives begin in the womb
and end in the tomb.
It’s dark on either side.
--(after Clark Strand)
I hope you all have a happy solstice, and wish you all the best in your celebration of the festival of lights, and darkness.
- Bring on the Dark: why we need the winter solstice by Clark Strand