So there’s this board game called Dark Side Rising. It’s based on Star Wars and features Darth Vader, so I guess you could say it’s pure fantasy.
But every morning, when I get up and read the headlines, I smack right into things that aren’t fantasy: continuing racism, sexism, xenophobia, conspiracy theories, violent pointless arguments, the Taliban yanking Afghanistan backward into the Dark Ages.
The dark side rising.
Sometimes, I just go right back to bed.
But then, after lying in defeat for a while, I remember something. We live in a dualistic reality. For every up, there is a down. For every [...]