There is something about the night that seems unsettling. There is something about darkness that is disturbing that it is likely to get associated with fear and ghosts and death.
But I guess, one of the things that make darkness fearsome is because it makes you blind for a moment. It causes you not to see anything, even hope. Darkness makes you unsteady, because you would not know what there is, or if there is anything that awaits at all, and being in the dark will make you stand there in silence, dumbfounded, helplessly waiting for what is about to happen next.
At the end of every day, when the night starts to creep in and take over the skies that once was filled with sunshine and brightness, suddenly darkness has come.
Not much people love the night. One reason is because it queues the end of another day where memories and laughters took place; where songs were once sang and stories were once told. The night signifies the end — end of a day where no currency can afford to bring back all the time that was lost and spent.
And many of us do not like endings.
However, on the other side of it all, we can see that the night is not all about darkness. There will still be people who are willing to become our stars — giving off light, even the faintest of it. But how about on nights when stars do not come out, you may ask. There will be your moon. That one person who stays in the midst of the darkness with you, even when all the other stars refuse to share their light.
The moon stays. It may come in different forms and shapes through different seasons, but there will always be your one moon who will never leave you standing alone in darkness. The moon may not be visible sometimes, but it is always there, maybe behind the clouds, but it will always look at you from afar, praying that it could be closer to you.
The night is not all about darkness. It is not all about endings. It is also a moment before a brand new day rises up.
The night is only a bunch of moments and hours before the hope of a new morning bursts.
One good thing about it is it gives you time to rest and lie down with the breeze of cool air rushing against you.
The night is an opportunity to pause and take a rest.
You may be in the middle of the night right now — lost in the hopelessness of darkness, but take a moment to look up, because that is where your moon is — shining a faint light that is a glimpse of a bright day that awaits where new songs can be sung, new stories can be told, and new memories can be made.