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Robin Goodfellow
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0 posted 01-07-2000 09:07 AM       View Profile for Robin Goodfellow   Email Robin Goodfellow   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Robin Goodfellow

I just recently realized that while the light may be praised as an all saving gift it is in reality finite. All sources of light have a time span on them while darkness is eternal. Admittedly light will expand into infinity in all directions but what will be there in ifinity before and after it passes? Darkness. Kind of depressing isnt it?

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1 posted 01-07-2000 04:05 PM       View Profile for Trevor   Email Trevor   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Trevor

Why do you find that depressing? A lack of light does not necessarily equate into a lack of life.

"Admittedly light will expand into infinity in all directions but what will be there in ifinity before and after it passes?"

That's an impossibility. If darkness is at one point broken up by light, even if for the briefiest of moments, it can not be darkness for infinite anymore. There can not be an infinite before something because infinity has no end.

And that's my thoughts for the day. Take care,
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I agree with trevor. It kinda reminds me of heat, there is really no such thing cold, just lack of heat. Much like darkness, lack of light..

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Robin Goodfellow
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3 posted 01-09-2000 01:14 AM       View Profile for Robin Goodfellow   Email Robin Goodfellow   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Robin Goodfellow

Ok, then let me rephrase. All light is transitory.
I was leaning more towards the irony of this fact. Light is so revered yet its quite insignificant compared to the other powers of existence. The void is all encompassing and following human nature it should be that which we hunger for. As humans we seem to praise the strongest force, All-powerful God, Life giving water, Vast intellegence, Immense strength, New England Patriots, its a pattern. So why do we praise the weak light as opposed to the greater void? Is it due to a primative sense of security? I want to know what is lurking in the shadow so I need more light? Whatever it is I still find it somewhat ironic

Trevor
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4 posted 01-10-2000 12:06 AM       View Profile for Trevor   Email Trevor   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Trevor

To be honest Robin....I don't really know what you're driving at here. Personally I don't see the irony of humans enjoying light, I mean it does have this strange effect of allowing people to visually see things. Without light I wouldn't be reading your words right now nor you mine.

"Is it due to a primative sense of security?"

Yeah....we humans still have all these foolish hangups about seeing.

Honestly I don't see the irony of your statement...maybe it's just me, nor do I fully understand the point you are trying to make, perhaps if you have the time you could expand on your idea, thanks anyways and take care.

Trevor

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I see it, and I do understand what it is that you're getting at. It is kind of depressing when you think about it..but why bother? Why bring depression upon you when there is no need? I understand what it is that you mean...I just hope that you don't surround yourself in these thoughts. The key is to see the beauty in both worlds. In all things. And if not beauty...sympathy. No matter how evil and dark the world may seem everyone always tries to be good. And when we think of happiness and joy and purity and what is good...we think of light. Sunshine. Blue skies. And you speak as though light is nothing. Light IS power my friend. Not the ultimate power...but a great power none the less. Without it you would not be able to see...as Trevor has said time and time again...without it plants could not grow..there would be no heat. The world would be a cold, dank place with darkness as deep as space. Without light...there would be complete darkness. So as long as light remains...there is an equal power. I understand what you mean but be careful not to let your mind manipulate you. The human mind is often the unsuspected enemy. Well...I hope my ramblings helped in some way. Or atleast gave you a different perspective. If not..well atleast I tried.



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