By Lindsay McKay During the winter months, the North is replete with darkness. Darkness invades and it pervades. It is resolute. For weeks on end, the only lights that continually shine are the stars and even the starts are no match for the endless empty space. The moon remains steadfast in the sky; reminding those … Continue reading RoD: Aurora Borealis: A Love Song
Blogging is easy enough, but keeping people up to date with your blogs is much more of an undertaking. Thus I have created the Reflections on Darkness Facebook page. If you’d like to interact with our weekly reflections in a deeper way, go ahead and ‘like’ our page. Beyond just posting RoD blog updates, every … Continue reading Reflections on Darkness Now on Facebook!
By Wes Kuhnley A look up into the night sky—in any semi-rural location anyway—will yield an incredible expanse of stars. And on a moonless night, with your naked eye, you can even see the pale mists of the via lactea, our home, our galaxy, the Milky Way. The experience is humbling and for many, slightly … Continue reading RoD: Dr. Stalwart or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Embrace Uncertainty
By Andrew Worthley ‘O dark of night more darling than the dawn’ In a neon world saturated with light, what fool writes about the darkness? There is a challenge here. To write about darkness invariably means to write also about the light. The one illuminates the other. Without its necessary bright counterpoint, the gloaming of … Continue reading RoD: ‘O Dark of Night More Darling Than the Dawn’
By David John McCallum Bury me Deep down, Beneath the surface of the living Where the darkness is King. There I will rest For ages upon ages Until time has no meaning, And all thoughts of my existence Have passed outside of memory. Then by chance, After the snow of many winters has melted And … Continue reading RoD: Digging for Fossils