The Dance of Light and Darkness
in the beginning God made darkness dark was the water in the formless void and the Spirit hovered there caressing the darkness resting in silence through eons untold then a sudden blinding flash an explosion of fire at the sound of the words Let there be Light! in astonishment and joy darkness welcomed her newborn twin and they swam in the deep coiled and twined like coffee and cream till God pulled them apart into day and night and placed the sun to govern the day and moon and stars to rule the night He gave the earth a spin and set it whirling through the heavens so that all upon it would swing in rhythm between darkness and light to enjoy the gifts of work and rest of embracing and releasing of bursting forth and yielding in sleep
so darkness and light held hands and twirled in a dizzying game with squeals of delight upon the world's giddy sphere but the children of men preferred light to dark they fought the night with glaring bulbs that hummed and buzzed and blotted out stars in fear they pierced every shadow to prove it held no monsters they denied it and filled it with more noise more bustle more amusement and distraction until they collapsed in exhaustion and pain empty and broken and sad can we not see that darkness and light are not adversaries nor poles apart but God's creatures both and two sides of the same blessing
by Celeste Boudreaux, June 2019
Next post: Cast Out into the Deep
Oh Celeste, this is beautiful!!
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