A coin has two sides, so does this particular piece. Darkness has varied implications for different categories of people and I’d explain as you read on. For some, their true selves emerge and for other folks, they’ve got all the expanse they require to perpetrate evil. What class do you belong to? The story you are about to read is real! Kindly digest Kelvin’s experience with an open mind.
I find myself in a state of bliss and serenity that is far too pure for the day. In the sun, I’m faced with all of my hardships and responsibilities: work, family… along with thousands of other potential stressors. But, in the light of the moon, I’m allowed to relax. Even if just for a little while. No one ever informed me, going into this, that the night would become the only thing that I could cling on to just in order to keep my sanity. I’ve noticed that the night brings out the best in me, just as the moon brings in the tide. I get the chance to reflect on my life and work on fulfilling my dreams.
But, alas! Along with all the good that our beloved moon brought for me, it brought out the bad that I believe naturally resides in us all (there’s a monster in you, yes!). When you empower it, it’d eat you up. I was flooded with my emotions and I became overwhelmed with absurd habits. It was the best time to do those bad stuff, I always longed to continue from where I stopped the previous night. Sleepless nights upon sleepless nights, then I realized I was losing my marbles. It got so bad, tranquillizers couldn’t help.
I realized it was a mindset. I opened up to my mum and she helped me through my regeneration process. I realized I couldn’t run away from my fears, I still had to face them anyway. As much as I found solace in the dark, the day was still beautiful and golden. I have come to understand that deriving pleasure in the dark makes us blind to the amusement each day brings. I don’t know about you, being nocturnal makes you creepy eventually…
Kelvin showed us how his first impression about dwelling in the dark changed his disposition. I wouldn’t want you to think staying up at night is bad (that’s not the essence of this write-up). I equally stay up to read, reflect and converse with God. The question is: WHAT EXACTLY DO YOU DO? I know for some, it’s Insomnia. However, what do you engage in at such periods?
As you reflect, purpose to do away with those things that pollute you. Mind you, you could be in the light and have a dark mind. Whether at night or in your mind, drop those bad habits. Let’s not deceive ourselves…
Writer: Damilare Ojo