Wednesday, August 25, 2010

There is always light after an eclipse

During a solar eclipse, it seems as if the darkness is settling in for a long stay. It begins to creep in through open doors and windows. It takes over rooms and halls. It devours complete houses and roams the streets until it makes them its territory. The darkness spreads so quickly transforming the day into night where the moon finds comfort as it covers the sun that daytime becomes part of the past. The nightfall helps the moon in its attempt to prove that though it might only shine in the dark, it could destroy the sun’s reign anytime if it so wished. It blatantly laughs at the sun’s inability to escape its shadow. If it were not for the ability to rationalize the change, one would be convinced it was nighttime indeed and do as one would normally do. But the intensity with which the night seizes the day is only a temporary physically real illusion. It lasts enough to trick us into fathoming the delights of the night, but barely enough to be considered an interruption of the day. The moon eventually retires to its chamber where it will remain until it decides the sun needs to be reminded of its own weakness again.


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1 comment:

  1. you just said it, "the intensity with which the night seizes the day is only a temporary physically real illusion,"(during an eclipse, of course) So it is up to us to let night seize us with its dark intensity when the opportunity may be given or just take it as what it is "a temporary physically real illusion," and thus, let it have no effect over us...

    Roxy =)


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