Originally titled “Proof that You Shouldn’t Leave Me Alone With My Thought For Too Long”, or alternately “I Suck At Title”
“Can you not turn the light off when you go out?” asked a little boy to his mother.
“Ah, darling,” said his mother, smiling. “But I must.”
“But mama,” a little girl, the boy’s twin sister, protested. “If you turned the light off, we would not be able to see each other!”
The mother, seeing that her children clearly did not understand the reasoning behind it, sat on the little girl’s bed and tried to explain.
“You see, I must,” she said with her gentlest voice. “For it is only in the dark that you truly see the truth that was hiding under all the lights.”
“What truth could that be, mama?” asked the boy, intrigued.
“Yes, what truth could that be?” echoed the girl.
“See, sweethearts…,” the mother smiled again. “It is only in the dark that you will realized, that no matter how hard you tried…,”
“You’re all alone when the end comes.”