Are you afraid of the Dark?

Richard began to understand darkness: darkness as something solid and real, so much more than a simple absence of light. He felt it touch his skin, questing, moving, exploring: gliding through his mind. It slipped into his lungs, behind his eyes, into his mouth…
― Neil Gaiman, Neverwhere

Three Days Grace - Animal I Have Become

It is said, we all have our dark side. And most of us are afraid of it. They hide or deny it, and think that no one will ever notice anything if it’s buried deep enough. They become chained by the Darkness instead of using it by learning to controll. They equal Darkness with all the bad things and feel ok with it.

The darkness is simply a piece of the whole, neither good nor evil unless you make it so.
― Jenna Maclaine, Bound By Sin

Disturbed - The Animal

 Personally, I prefer to consider Light and Darkness as two parts of the whole. Not as the representation of good and evil, but rather as day and night, Sun and Moon.

There’s something about Darkness that truly fascinates me. Looking into it leaves me speechless. Freedom, emotions, beauty, mystery, temptation. It’s pure magic!

Asking Alexandria - Creature

Imagine looking into someone’s eyes and getting goosebumps when you start drowning in the blackholes of his or her pupils, because you notice a glimpse of that irresistible Darkness inside. Domination? Punishment? Yes, please.

Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.
― Mary Oliver

Skillet - Monster

I was thinking a lot about such things lately. The only conclusion I came to is that I would never ever give up or refuse this gift. I would be proud and would never hide or try to bury it again, as I did almost my whole life.

Oh, la la la vie en rose… Uhm… No, thanks.

Nine Inch Nails - Came Back Haunted

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