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August 23, 2013

The invention of shadows

When you get to the end of the tunnel where the light awaits, don’t walk off rudely into his arms.

Turn towards the smoldering darkness whence you came, and thank her for shaping you, for scaring you, for wounding you, and defeating you, and shaking you, because in her womb you were thoroughly purged, and made fresh for new glimpses of wonder. And as you walk further into the domineering light, the dark will bless you with a gift to remind you that you are not as contained or as limited as you think, that there is more to you than what meets the educated eye, that whatever you do, the whole universe does the same along with you – imitating you with a childish keenness, and that you are never ever alone.

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That’s why shadows were invented.