the earth by Johnny Caution

“In the beginning there was only darkness everywhere-darkness and water.”

— pima indians

At first she knew only dark, but did not think of it as dark. Just as she did not think of herself as self. Neither had occurred to her yet. The first flash of light changed everything. 

Nothing had prepared her for light, or fear, confusion, excitement, doubt, pain—none of which she had words for until she experienced them. And someone asked, “Did we really see that?” 

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