Feeling at peace, however fragile, made it easy to slip into the visionary end of dark sight.

The rose shadows said that they loved the sun, but also loved the dark where their roots grew through the lightless mystery of the earth.

The roses said: You do not have to choose.

~Robin McKinley.


In that darkness, there is an deep connection to the earth element which is where one can move into other elements like water, light, air and finally space.

With light, there is shadow.