Annotations on Darkness – I


Darkness – essence of all being. Foundation of existence, of life. Dripping, oozing from the non-existent walls of the void – treacly, sulfurous. Pure distillate of the blood of its victims. Red to black. Dusk to darkest nighttime.

Darkness is a message – the all-encompassing sign of all signs. Being a sign and an encompassment of all signs, it is by its very nature a fiction. Darkness speaks to us, communicating wordlessly. It is a totalizing form of communication, involving all of the senses, known and unknown. We do well to read the darkness as a text, to tease from it its hidden meaning and messages.

I will read the darkness. I will decypher its code. I will enter into it fully. I will announce darkness as the death of the reader. In darkness, all will be disclosed. In darkness, all will be annihilated.


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