Christmas Lights

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Clear moments are so short.

There is much more darkness.

More ocean than firm land.

More shadow than form.

(Adam Zagajewski)


Being human is a complicated gig

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There’s a dark side to each and every human soul. We wish we were Obi-Wan Kenobi, and for the most part we are, but there’s a little Darth Vader in all of us. Thing is, this ain’t no either-or proposition. We’re talking about dialectics, the good and the bad merging into us. You can run but you can’t hide. My experience? Face the darkness. Stare it down. Own it. As brother Nietzsche said, being human is a complicated gig. So give that ol’ dark night of the soul a hug. Howl the eternal yes!

(Chris in the morning, Northern Exposure)