03/12/18 – Hwan Reflects Previous | Next First Strip Original Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Previous | Next First Strip Original Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent I read or write letters in the morning. With daylight savings it was too dark, and so I lit a candle. How can light, simply light, take one’s breath away? First Strip Original Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent 03/07/18 – Bikkie and Books 03/14/18 – Nanotechpossibly 10 Comments TB March 12, 2018 at 1:09 am 9 months ago “How can light, simply light, take one’s breath away?” That view out your window might be part of it. I light a candle in my garage office, and somehow it doesn’t take my breath away. Although it does make things smell a bit better. War Pig March 12, 2018 at 1:43 am 9 months ago “Yet is it far better to light the candle than to curse the darkness.” – Several People Jude March 12, 2018 at 4:24 am 9 months ago “How can light, simply light, take one’s breath away?” Easy, if you’re a moth and you fly too close. Actually, when it’s dark, the warm light from a candle always beats the blue-white light of LEDs. Ever notice that people sitting by a campfire always look at the dancing flames? Supposedly, in the old West, looking into the flames was a bad idea. If something came up behind you, you’d be temporarily blinded and unable to react if there was danger. My favourite Bag-of-Snakes is back! I’m contantly amused when people respond to him as if talking to pseudo-Mauricio was entirely normal. Nice to see Anesu won Hwan’s shades too. It shows he really does have eyes after all. ???? Knicholas March 12, 2018 at 9:33 am 9 months ago If you ever need a formal photo-something that encapsulates your life, you might want to consider that one. Peter Rogan March 12, 2018 at 2:37 pm 9 months ago Making light in the darkness may not be the miracle that bringing life into existence through pregnancy and birth is, but it still is a minor human miracle. The simplest reminder that civilization is worth it. Coyoty March 12, 2018 at 8:19 pm 9 months ago When the clothes are part of your bodies, it would be very uncomfortable. Hwan would be very uncomfortable too, being covered in snakes pretending to be clothes. “How can light, simply light, take one’s breath away?” It’s using up your oxygen. Nathanyel March 13, 2018 at 7:58 am 9 months ago Is this the first time we’ve seen Hwan without the shades, seen his eyes? Looks strange, but this might be amplified by the rest of the missing attire. Christopher Baldwin March 13, 2018 at 11:25 am 9 months ago Briefly here: https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/2017/09/18/091817-aulton-is-gone/ and momentarily here: https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/2017/12/20/122017-hwan-trains/ Night-Gaunt49 March 13, 2018 at 3:32 pm 9 months ago “How can light, simply light, take one’s breath away?” It is entwined with enlightenment either through scientific discovery or religious epiphany one can get illuminated from a crowing moment of understanding. We need light to see at night. Our night vision isn’t very good. A beacon of civilization for Humanity. Werwolfe April 30, 2018 at 7:15 am 8 months ago I am not comfortable with you seeing my one-eyed snake, Hwan. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.