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NIKON CORPORATION
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I was once given a box full of darkness. Someone I loved gave it to me, too. The darkness was actually disillusionment, disappointment, and despair. The box was full of meanness, lies, and deceit.
The first thing I did with this box was glorify it. I gave it pride of place in my emotional world. I let it consume my thoughts, my heart, and my mind. Every so often, when I was feeling at my most vulnerable, I opened it up and peered into the darkness, where I would wail and cry in despair, pitying myself for being dealt such a dark and horrible blow.
Time passed, and I found myself opening the dark box less often. Sometimes, I was just too busy with other things to spend the time I knew the darkness required. Other times, I simply didn’t have the energy to deal with all those dark emotions. Eventually, I was just bored with the dark box and it’s perpetual whining.
Then came the day that my thoughts drifted toward the darkness, and I realized the dark box was no longer there. For a few frenzied moments, my mind searched for it, but I simply could not conjure it up. A deep sigh of relief welled within me, and I knew the darkness was gone for good. In it’s place was a very quiet sense of understanding. peace, and forgiveness, a sensation that I had never before known, but one I wanted very much to store up and treasure.
At one time or another, life will hand each one of us a box full of darkness. It’s important to keep that box around for a while – but not for too long. Buried deep inside this box is a wealth of insight, compassion, and self-awareness. When you dig deeply enough to reach this layer, you’ve found the real buried treasure – the true gift that’s hidden in the darkness.





" someone i loved once gave me a box full of darkness .
i took me years to understand that, this too, was a gift ."
 
- Mary Oliver . (Thirst)



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h1resh1 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yakuza.
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vixeyy Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
you really have nice concepts and i can describe you as a keen wit.
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jyoujo Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student Photographer
:glomp:
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thebumblebee01 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am always speechless from your wise words. I wish I was like you.
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jyoujo Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student Photographer
I am nothing like those words .
Stupid people here .
I just quote smart ones ; )
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13-Black-Hearted Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
i loved the text *.*
not every guy has the courage to write something deep and personal like that
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jyoujo Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Student Photographer
everybody hurts enough could .
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13-Black-Hearted Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
true but not everyone makes something out of it ;)
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isolella Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
you look great and kind. Enjoy your Hanami !
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SibyllaStGermain Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
Such a handsome guy! :D Love the writing here too. Beautiful.
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