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Poetry, Ponders, Questions

Light + Dark

What is light’s relationship to darkness?

A persistent ponder of mine, one that confronts me quite often from all sorts of different angles:

“The darkness is not the absence of light, but the terror that comes from the blinding light.” – Jacob Boehme

“The darkness and the light are both alike” -Psalm 139:12

“We travelers, walking to the sun, can’t see

Ahead, but looking back the very light

That blinded us shows us the way we came,

Along which blessings now appear, risen

As if from sightlessness to sight, and we,

By blessing brightly lit, keep going toward

That blessed light that yet to us is dark.”

-Wendell Berry, Sabbaths 1999, VI

 

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About Samantha Curley

Hi! My name is Samantha Curley. I live in Pasadena, California where I run a non-profit organization called Level Ground (onlevelground.org). I like to ponder, ask questions, and share stories about life, art, and faith.

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