They told me that everything black was bad and I believed it.
Until one day I picked up a mirror determined to face my fear of the dark.
To my surprise I saw a light.
My deep brown eyes shone like candles leading a path to heaven.
My skin glimmered like black diamonds placed within the richest of golds.
They told me everything black was bad, but they would never look me in the eyes when they said it.
They were afraid that the candle light in my eyes would reveal the truth; that without darkness no one could appreciate light.
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