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Like someone dimmed the lights lik maybe someone

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sunny out, yet it seems that it’s grown just a touch darker. Like someone dimmed the lights, like maybe someone decided that they were going to put a thin sheet over the sun as if it were a lamp inside of a child’s pillow fort. Oh, you think. Your brain is at work trying to make sense of it all. Oh, I must have been out longer than I thought, I suppose it’s getting late and I should head home. Your brain turns off the uneasiness, using logic. Though, you know there’s still a disquietness in your heart. You head home. When you get there, you are welcomed by your family, they’re glad that you’ve come back. Their warm-hearted love seems to dissolve the few droplets of fear that stayed behind. You glance over your shoulder at the window, What had frightened me so much earlier? The thought has completely left your mind. And it left it in
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peace. The word fear is often misused, confused with caution. Caution is your mind telling you not to do something, because it most likely would have negative effects, while fear is an emotion caused by the belief of something being dangerous. Caution, is logical. Fear, however, is a chain to be broken. One way to break it, is love. Love is comforting. Warm. It doesn’t grow old. It doesn’t lose its charm, its magical effect. It’s always fresh. Sweet. Like picking perfectly ripe strawberries. Imagine your in a dark room, alone. Now, imagine your in a dark room full of people who love you. This time, imagine your in a dark room alone with a single match. Which scenario would you choose? Well, you might pick the match, thinking, light. If so, let me ask you another question. What happens when that match burns out? No more light, right? Well, guess which light never burns out? The light emitted by one’s heart. Love. The room doesn’t even seem so dark when you put it that way, don’t you agree?
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  • Fall '15
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  • Light, A Wrinkle in Time, English-language films, Thought, Madeleine L'Engle, Raina Pearce

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