And my fear of failure has been lifelong and deep. If you are what you do- and i think my parents may have accidentally given me this idea- and you do poorly, what then? Its over; youre wiped out. All those prophecies you heard in the dark have come true, and people can see the real you, see what a schmendrick you are, what a fraud.
What was supposed to be so special about a full moon? it was only a big circle of light. and the dark of the moon was only darkness. but halfway between the two, when the moon was between the worlds of light and dark, when even the moon lived on the edge...maybe then a witch could believe in the moon.
I have been told i've got a darkish personality. a few times." takahashi swings his trombone case from his right shoulder to his left. then he says, "it's not as if our lives are divided simply into light and dark. there's shadowy middle ground. recognizing and understanding the shadows is what a healthy intelligence does. and to acquire a healthy intelligence takes a certain amount of time and effort. i don't think you have a particularly dark character.
We shall go forward together. the road upwards is stony. there are upon our journey dark and dangerous valleys through which we have to make and fight our way. but it is sure and certain that if we persevere - and we shall persevere - we shall come through these dark and dangerous valleys into a sunlight broader and more genial and more lasting than mankind has ever known.
The book forest dark wants to provoke questions about what is reality and why are we so given to believe that reality is firm and unbendable. There's a whole host of questions that the book is asking about that. Why do we believe that the world is only one way and as we see it? Why are we not open to the ways in which it might be otherwise.