Darkness

Does darkness need to be the absence of light? True, this is the definition but is it an accurate one? I’ve always thought of darkness as the absence of good. Not evil, per say, but the happy. Hope.
Does it embody a feeling? Despair, I’d say. Nothing is darker than the deepest abyss of despair. You might think agony or anguish, but I would disagree. Anguish, agony, torment. These are very vivid feelings. Not light, mind you. But bright and disturbing.
Does it take the form of an element? Not mercury or gallium, but more fictitious. Fire or ice. The devil is said to be the king of darkness, yet he resides in a realm of fire. But at the same time, according to the poem, The Inferno by Dante Alighieri, Satan is trapped in a lake of everlasting ice. So, is darkness fire or ice? Cloaked in flames, or chilled to the bone. Darkness washes over both victims.
Now, to be clear, I am not feeling down. I am not depressed, as I write this. I am merely thinking. And for me to think, is to share with you all. Have you ever thought about this? You are now.

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