A coin has two sides. Yet there is one coin. The curse of this human life is seeing both sides of the coin — nay, being both sides of the coin. Or perhaps not? Darkness in good, love in darkness. The never-ending Tao:
I have not been and am not perfect on any standard, mine, yours, or the Divine. I have never been able to conceive of complete darkness until now, and still I do not want to believe. For every wrong, I can see a “right.” And for every right, I can see a “wrong.” Yet when I add them up, what I see is the accountant’s balance sheet that cries out, “Wrong! Bad! Wrong!”
I previously referenced an article that describes why we hurt the ones we most love. Rather than seeing darkness only, I would so much prefer a world, a life, where that is the case. That is something I can understand. Lash out in cruelty when we are hurting. But total evil from day #1? How can it be, and I pity the soul….
I know there are the Ted Bundy’s of the world. But they are as real as werewolves and Count Dracula and Frankenstein. Inverted unicorns that frolic in blood-soaked fields. Right? Am I right?
I need you to say something. Convince me again that this is a kaleidoscope universe, and not a dichotomous black-and-white concrete orb we live out our lives on. My depth is deeper than any ocean, despite my personal flaws, deeper than the damnable blessed Atlantic I wanted to unplug once. If I see the darkness in you, I must admit the tinge of gray in me. There is lots of gray in me that wants to out-erupt the Icelandic volcano of 2010. It will, it can, and it must, because I know too much, far more than I should know.
I can see your truth in a warped way, and warped it is when you add the balance sheets of the accountant. Warped it isn’t when taken from your side of the coin only. Only a fool declines to say, “I’m sorry, I was wrong.” And only a fool is true darkness.
So, say something. Before this volcano erupts…. Not for your sake or mine or for the sake of “collateral damage,” but for the sake of integrity, honesty, truth, and sacred vows.
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