Nocturnal Luminosity

The darker the night, the brighter the stars,
The deeper the grief, the closer is God!
― Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment

It was beginning. With each second that passed, the darker the night became, capturing the silken night sky in all of its magnificence. The sky, home to stars, whose light shone through millennia, to make an appearance today, and the moon, ethereal in her flawed beauty.

She could feel her withered nerves, rising slowly, with all their might, as her heart finally found a purpose to beat. The rhythm penetrated skin, that had for long, sustained abuse at the hands of insecurity and fear. It flowed, syncing with the melody of the night; and dripped like honey, into the darkest reaches of her soul, dancing in perfect symphony to the song of despair.

It was the possibility of darkness that made the day seem so bright.
― Stephen King, Wolves of the Calla

Sprinkling hope and rejuvenating misplaced faith, lost purpose was revived as it broke open the shell that confined it for so long. She thrived in the darkness, embracing her new born soul, realising that life had dropped her in its treacherous depths, so that it could pick her back up, when she realised the beauty of the dark times. She was broken and shattered when she entered the prism of life’s fallacies, only to emerge purer and stronger than ever before.

It was a brief moment of incredibly small significance but the little flame of hope that arose from it, was more than enough to light the path ahead. Not wanting to lose its magic, completely aware she would have no memory of it the next day, she retired for the night, signing her letter of resilience to the heavens. Because giving up was not an option.

I love the silent hour of night,
For blissful dreams may then arise,
Revealing to my charmed sight
What may not bless my waking eyes.
― Anne Brontë, Best Poems of the Brontë Sisters


I sought to write something that was relevant to the current situation but as a wonderful blogger helped me realise the last time, every reader perceives everything in their own unique manner. As such, I look forward to hearing your take on this!

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61 thoughts on “Nocturnal Luminosity

  1. This is a mesmerising tale of a reluctant soul that has to descent on earth and into an awaiting body. It is a re-birth and some memories that will be forgotten in the final moment seem to prevent this soul from joyful anticipation.
    I better stop or you will have a second, unrecognisable version here.
    You might become a great writer, D, and end up in someone blog on literary giants. Erudite. Excellent. Thank you.
    Joanna

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    • Wow, that is an interesting take from an alternate angle! I would love to read it, were you to continue. As long as the theme remains the same, I believe it would all be connected in that way.
      Thank you so much, Joanna. I’m overwhelmed you think so.

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  2. I was going through a certain situation recently where I kept failing and failing every time I picked myself back up. It’s been almost a year now and I almost gave up a couple of weeks ago. But then somehow I decided to pick myself back up again because, you know, failure is not an option. I’d even written something regarding this. Thank you for writing this because this actually gives me more hope….My eyes literally welled up reading this, appreciate you a lot!!💖💞

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  3. You know ,D, I am your greatest; your intellect and knowledge had to, even at your young age, extend beyond drawing Micky Mouse.

    Joanna

    PS Thank you for leaving a comment, I will go now and acknowledge it.

    I can’t wait for your reaction next week.

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    • Thank you for your kind comment! I believe it’s important that one should never completely give up their past. As such, Disney and Mickey Mouse in particular have been a crucial part of my childhood and I love drawing anyone and anything that has a story.
      My pleasure! Looking forward to it!

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  4. Wow, your writing is literally breath-taking. Your metaphors and imagery take me to a different planet and I’m obsessed with the way that you write. Personally, I interpreted it as a girl who makes her own light in a dark world. It really touched me since my dark times are often what propel me forwards. I started my blog when I was going through depression and started writing poetry. Out of my own darkness – I made light. Even though those were the worse two years of my life, I still can appreciate it for how it tauht me how to raise my fists and fight against my demons.

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    • Thank you so much, Simone! It means a lot that you think so.
      That’s a beautiful interpretation and very close to what I had in mind. I’m so happy you could relate to it on a personal level. Poetry is a beautiful way to release our emotions.
      Yes, you absolutely did! Your blog is an inspiration to many because of your positive outlook!
      I agree with that! It’s often the dark times that end up teaching us a whole lot.
      Thank you for taking the time to read and share your thoughts!❤️

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  5. Good morning, D, I just read your comment, and I can see that I didn’t make myself clear; I love Disney, Muppets, and all the books of my childhood, which I will review later on. Your gift for the drawing will be extremely useful when you have your own children, but you are copying, and not creating. The paradox is in those two sides: A highly intelligent, erudite, and original person should be able to come up with her own ideas/designs.

    Joanna

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    • I’m sorry, I felt like you didn’t like Disney. It’s great to hear that you do!
      Even though I’m not proud of it, I do agree with that. Most of what I draw is from Pinterest or cartoon characters. True and eye opening. I do hope to start drawing from my head soon.
      Thank you so much, Joanna! I appreciate this.

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  6. This is such a fabulous narrative.
    Beautiful beyond words!
    Moreover, the conclusion and after-note was filled to the brim with truth.
    Amazingly Powerful and very well articulated!

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  7. S.H.E.R.L.O.C.K.
    I SWEAR IF YOU DON’T TAKE YOUR WRITING UP ANOTHER LEVEL AND SHOW IT TO MILLIONS OF PEOPLE, I WILL KILL YOU.
    DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH RECOGNIZATION THIS DESERVES? 591 PPL ME BEING ONE OF THEM LOVE IT.
    WHY DON’T YA SHARE IT ON EVERYTHING? YOUR WORDS SPEAK TO ME LITERALLY, THEY’RE SO FABULOUS.
    Alright, I’m done shouting my lungs out, peace out

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    • Gosh, that’s an extremely overwhelming comment❤️
      I’m so glad you liked it, Srisha!! Aw..thank you so much! That means a lot to me!!🤗
      You leave the most heartfelt comments ever😂❤️ I’m touched. Thank you so much!!

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  8. D…. how are you so good at writing?! 😯😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍Your words are so beautifully flowing together!!😍
    Without the dark, light wouldn’t be beautiful!!🤔 So true!!👏🏼
    The quotes are soooo beautiful!!❤
    Without this lockdown, I would have never started blogging and would have never met you!!🤗❤❤
    Love, Amy

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    • Aw.. I’m humbled you think so, Amy! I’m so glad you liked it!! I agree it’s a wonderful quote!
      It makes me happy to hear you liked them! 💕
      I could say the same! It’s wonderful to have met you and a blessing to have you as a friend!!🤗❤️ Thank you!

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  9. Oooh *gasps* this was so beautiful 😱💖 I lovee the Stephen King quote especially 😍😍😍😱💖💖💖

    My favourite part was where you said..”..completely aware she would have no memory of it the next day”. That’s 10/10 the truest! I’ve just recently learnt that about night time thoughts because every time I tire myself out trying to somehow “record/capture it all”.

    And this was inspiring too🥺 goooood one!

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    • Thank you so much, Brin!! I’m so happy you liked that quote! It’s one of my favorites as well!❤️
      Glad you could relate!! I definitely agree! 3am thoughts disappear as fast as they arrive😂
      Aw.. thank you!! Glad you liked it!❤️

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  10. This was beautifully written D, you are very gifted with both writing and drawing, two things that go so well together. Never give up either one, keep up with both. Have a wonderful weekend!😃😺

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  11. I’ve been thinking about your post. I read it three times then read the comments then read it again then read something tangential to it.
    We all fluctuate. We get up, fall down and then rise again. It’s a common cycle. But not everyone is able to write about it as well as you have. Thanks. 🙂

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  13. There is something special I can say in your writing. I am in love with your writing. the delivery of your words is beautiful
    ❤️ best wishes from my side.

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  14. your writing is gorgeous as always, and so thought-provoking 🙂 and i was so happy to see that you began with a quote from crime and punishment! i love dostoyevsky and his writing is so introspective just like yours! ❤
    power to the local dreamer ||-//

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