Darkness

11 Apr

Our “Light” reading will be on the 18th– but I’m always surprised by how few people write about the literal opposite of the theme. Writing about darkness or heaviness is still, in its way, writing about light.

When I think about darkness, Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness immediately comes to mind. This tale of journeying up the Congo eventually was remade into the Vietnam movie Apocalypse Now, and it’s from Conrad that we get “the horror, the horror!”

Give it a read if you’ve got time and are looking to bone up on your classics. It’s short and very powerful. Perhaps it’ll get you thinking about darkness and light a little bit more.

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