In the Shades of Twilight

Courtesy: news.nationalgeographic.com

The shades of twilight are the most dangerous of all.

At waterholes across Africa twilight is the time when prey and predator, diurnal and nocturnal meet. The sun is disappearing fast and night comes closing in, vulnerability is at its pinnacle for the day. Seeking to satisfy their thirst in the shades, animals must proceed with caution or become a hunger quencher for another. In these moments when neither light nor darkness rules danger lurks on every side and one small error can mean death.

At roadways across Australia twilight is a time when dying sunlight and birthing headlights meet. As the shades of twilight replace the brightness of day, shadows deepen as the sky fades and the street lights awaken adding eeriness to the pathways.  Motorist’s eyes are not quite adjusted to the dark of night or the brilliance of headlights. In these moments when neither light nor darkness rules danger lurks on every side and one small error can mean death.

At crossroads across Life twilight is the time when good and evil meet. When luke-warmness and fence-sitting, peer pressure and indecisiveness collide, bringing confusion, questions and doubt. A firm resolution is yet to be made about choosing right or choosing wrong. In the shades of uncertainty shadows lure souls towards the darkness and light emit beacons of hope.  With a foot in either camp the Traveller must decide quickly before hesitancy has them overcome by darkness they can’t control and won’t escape. In these moments when neither light nor darkness rules danger lurks on every side and one small error can mean death.

The shades of twilight are the most dangerous of all. In these moments when neither light nor darkness rules one must decide quickly and resolutely to follow the light, to choose right, to escape the predators of night, to leave the shades of twilight far behind.

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