BDrewCollier: What darkness teaches us about the light.

Once, Light was Everything.

Light was lonely. It broke bits off itself and called them Matter.

Wherever Light touched Matter, something jumped out. Light called it Shadow, but Shadow never talked.

That was okay, because Light giddily scattered stars, planets, droplets and morsels across unimaginable distances.

Shadow filled the spaces between.

Eventually, Matter forgot what it was like to be Light. It drifted, aloof and hard-edged.

When Matter got so sleepy it forgot to glow, Shadow deepened to Darkness, tucked Matter into the soft folds of its heavy gown, and whispered a lullaby until Everything fell

into a dreamless

slumber.

The End

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