Even The Brightest

“Every single living person has light within them as well as darkness, but we are Sith, we choose to extingiush the light within us; we are beings of darkness. We are the night of the Force, we are the Black Holes pulling in everything we can with the might of our gravity…and why? Because we want power, we want control, we want Mastery.

It is said that Light dissolves the Darkness, but it is a lie people use to comfort themselves. The truth is obvious: the Darkness consumes the Light, devours it, and the Light must constantly generate energy to keep the dark at bay…and try as it might, even the brightest stars die in time.”

(A Fragment of something I wrote in 2009, and considering how long ago that was, I’m surprised to see how in tune it is with current works in progress.)

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9 comments

  1. I like this, especially the last few words “and try as it might, even the brightest stars die in time.” Nothing lasts forever except time, it always was and always will be.

  2. No matter where we all turn, Darkness will always be there, patient and waiting. From the night sky, to the shade of a tree or the darkness within an individual caused by the inner and outer conflicts of Life. The bowing down of the sun before the moon when night approaches is proof of this.

    1. This is kind of how I see it. I think I had the prose/poem/? from the “Revenge of the Sith” novel in mind, at least as partial inspiration when I originally wrote this. Part of it goes like this:

      “But the greatest of its comforts is the illusion that the dark is temporary: that every night brings a new day. Because it is day that is temporary.
      Day is the illusion.
      Its third gift is the light itself: as days are defined by the nights that divide them, as starts are defined by the infinite black through which they wheel, the dark embraces the light, and brings it forth from the center of its own self.
      With each victory of the light, it is the dark that wins”
      &
      “The dark is generous, and it is patient, and it always wins.
      It always wins because it is everywhere.
      It is in the wood that burns in your hearth, and in the kettle on the fire; it is under your chair and under your table and under the sheets on your bed. Walk in the midday sun, and the dark is with you, attached to the soles of your feet.
      The brightest light casts the darkest shadow.”

      These are, of course, selective excerpts and the entirety of the piece leads up to the idea that even one lone candle can hold it back. But retracing to the beginnings of the piece, this is not a weakness of the dark, but of any darksider that forgets that the dark birthed the light (as was said in the beginning of it), and that there is value in extremes, in polarities, in having an adversary.

      And, to account for what Smite said below, that is from my perspective and so it is necessarily dark. A light practitioner would see darkness in much the same derogatory way I look upon the light spiritualities, way of life, and teachings.

  3. “…and try as it might, even the brightest stars die in time.”

    “…only to be born again as light”.

    Do not forget that natures light and dark are connected; parts of an overall whole.

    When a star burns up all of its gases (dies) usually all that remains is it’s molten core. The “embers” of it’s burned gases float in the void; over thousands of millenia these “embers” gather in large enough quantities to give birth to a new star.

    So light in nature is alive and active; often subject to birth, death and rebirth cycles (much like energy used by fires and light bulbs to illuminate), whereas the dark tends to be cold, still and lifeless (I.e. unable to change; only observe the changes in other phenomena – stars etc).

    1. Fair enough πŸ™‚ . I can definately appreciate that perspective, I think it’s just a matter of where you stand as far as which one is favored though. From my own dark perspective, I see the light as something apart from life and death, something I can see but never quite fathom because I’ve dedicated my life to darkness, in its various forms, looked to expand what that means, and worked to see how dark, rather than light or polarity, can be seen to encompass all that’s worth encompassing. Light practitioners probably feel and do the same with the Dark.

      If you think of Yin and Yang (which is a comparison I loathe a good bit, but still…) there’s light in the dark and vice versa, but in such a small amount that the light will shine in the dark, and the dark will never quite understand it the way that light understands itself. And, to me, the same applies to the light with that small bit of dark in it. (A lot of new insights relating to this are still admittedly in their infancy, but hopefully I’m making sense.)

      1. Yes you do make sense, and it is dedicated individuals like yourself who push and expand the frontiers of discovery (in this instance within the dark paradigm).

        From my experience though you are working with only one side of the coin. I find it is advantageous to see from a broader all encompassing perspective; and work with the whole and not just one side!

        Revan was a fine example of this in the fiction. He was a character who had explored both sides of the coin (whole) and had through mastering them had mastered the whole. In the fiction he got things done and accomplished a great deal for both the dark and light sides. He was extremely powerful due to his mastery of the whole force. In a way I view Revan as archetypical of the SA at the FA.

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