Before the lightning fades and you surrender
You’ve got a second to look at the darkside of the man.
(from Jackson Browne’s You Love the Thunder)
A special commission. The darkside of the man…the demons within…we all have them, whether we wish to acknowledge it or not. That man in the mirror is the most dangerous thing I encounter…and he is with me always.
That darkside…it can be that spark that drives us…or the flame that destroys us. The line between driven and destruction is razor thin…and is not fixed or clearly defined. It is a frequent topic of my writings.
A daily battle. I’m never quite certain which side of that edge today is going to bring.
Society trying to train it out, suppress, and ignore our nature only makes it worse.