Afraid of the Dark

Afraid of the Dark

Lit by the sun’s ever-comprehending light, we have built a civilization and paved over the wild, moist and organismic Earth with a mechanistic certitude that speaks to our solar fixation. We make much of the world we have built as our triumph over Nature, but we scarcely reflect on what the sunlight obscures: the stars and the planets, shimmering across the depths of the lightyears as a reminder of our smallness; the reality of space and our precarious position at the edge of a void we can hardly believe. Continue reading Afraid of the Dark

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