Yet another night where it doesn’t quite feel like the day has subsided.
The sun is long gone, and the moon is most present.
It is the most unusual hour, as it is not quite night and not yet the day.
Yes, the moon is out and you couldn’t see 6 feet in front of you without a light, but is this truly what night is?
Or is night merely a concept of our own making, used to fool us into thinking it is a time of peace?
Do we know the night is the most natural state of the universe but is this so?
How can we be certain if we aren’t even certain what the depths of our oceans hold?
We can’t be certain of anything when there is so much we are yet to discover
Nothing is of absolute certainty
Everything can change
Including our perception of the night, or even what we think night is
Nothing makes sense in the universe, we will all die and all we will see then is the night
For the night holds the good and the bad, the angels and the demons
No one truly knows all that goes on under the dark blanket of the night
Maybe that’s for the better, maybe it’s for the worst
It’s all about perception
Everything is perception
Even the night.
Alexa Barber is fifteen years old and attends Manatee School for the Arts.