The lingering light was obliterated by the rapidly falling night. The once salmon and purple sky transformed into a vast expanse of jet-black that engulfed the town. The revelation of canopy of luminous stars materialized amongst the ocean of blackness. Some were dull, merely flickering into existence every now and then, but there was an adequate amount of shimmering stars to illuminate the dark, moonless night. The lake glistened, mirroring the dazzling assemblage of glittering stars and the luminescence from the restaurants and designer boutiques that lined the marina. The faint wind brushed against the water’s surface, the ripples ruffled the stillness of the surface, and shattered the reflection of the harbor.
Nighttime had always been the time when the demons residing within me came out to play; to bring out the worst in me. But, this day was different, today my angels decided to shield me from the darkness, pain and agony. My heart didn’t throb; my soul became a bird in the sky. With every moment came peace, and, with every breath, exuberance. All I could think of was happy, and only happy.
Without the dark,
We would never see the stars.