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The sun peeks over the horizon, showing itself off in bright red. For a few seconds I watch in awe, realizing that all of us only fractionally show our true colors before we douse this beauty in what is perceived to be normal by society. As the new day dawn, the sun rays paint the sky from pale blue to hints of pinks, allowing the normality of sky-blue to be woken. Today, I know it is of no consequence where I've been, what I've accomplished in life or who I may think I am. My biography plays in front of me, around me. I am what I observe around me.
on Sep. 19, 2013 :
K.L. Jordaan's "The Dark Side of Light" is a questioning, philosophical journey through a precocious little girl's emergence into adulthood.
Sam is a precocious child, one with adult thoughts and questions. Is it a dream that she experiences? Is it real or imagined? The initial horror she experiences is certainly genuine for her. She is visited by "darkness."
A troubled child, she is filled with a curiosity regarding life and death that takes her as far as several unsuccessful attempts at the latter. Eventually, she lets that go and matures into adulthood where she is revisited by "darkness" in the form of Luke.
As an adult, Sam has a unique, stoical view of what relationship is, proclaiming it to be "mostly bondage." She seeks serenity but cannot turn of the questionings of her mind. Much is learnt as the story continues.
Questions on the human condition and God are raised that cry out for answers. Sam's discussions with Luke offer some possible explanations as she comes to some realizations and conclusions of her own.
The author, K.L. Jordan, has obviously spent a considerable amount of time contemplating these very questions. Her thoughts and enlightened thinking are dispensed through her characters.
The prose is cognitive, yet filled with emotion and feeling.
The book is literary, cognitive, ethereal and thoughtful; prose not to be glanced over quickly if one wishes to receive the full impact of the subjects, contemplations and feelings being discussed. The descriptive techniques and language read like poetry at times; touching the notions, emotions and spirit of the reader.
I recommend reading this book as an exercise in encouraging and developing your own thoughts on the subjects discussed.
Thank you Ms. Jordaan, for this well thought-out, delightful book.
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