Friday, April 07, 2006

Come to the Dark Side!

There's a dark side to each and every soul. We wish we were Obi-Wan Kenobi, and for the most part we are, but there's a little Darth Vader in all of us. Thing is, this ain't no either-or proposition. We're talking about dialectics, the good and the bad merging into us. You can run but you can't hide. My experience? Face the darkness. Stare it down. Own it. It's brother Nietzsche said, being human is a complicated gig. So give that ol' dark night of the soul a hug. Howl the eternal yes! --Chris in the Morning, Northern Exposure

I've been writing so much about the dark side lately, I thought it'd be great to include one of my all-time favorite quotes here. This was actually my first post ever on my old AOL Journal.

I swear, I can't read this quote without smiling. It just makes me feel good!


hestiahomeschool said...

What a great quote. That show had so much unexpected truth in it...

ckays1967 said...

Howl the eternal yes!

This thought is one that lingers...

By the way, I have recently purchased several James Agee books. Someone said I should.

Cynthia said...

I love it!

beths front porch said...

love your darkness...forgive your darkness. Beth

Judith HeartSong said...

yes... mine has helped to keep me alive actually......

Yin and Yang, both in combination.

V said...

Without darkness, there is no light.

Erin said...

What a great quote! I never saw that show, but I've heard from several different people that it was a gem.



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