Wednesday, November 21, 2007

shadows which moved with candlelight

One night after dinner a group of us were talking about the supernatural, and one of our dinner guests said that when the electric light was invented people began to lose the dimension of the supernatural. In the days before we could touch a switch and flood every section of the room with light, there were always shadows in the corner, shadows which moved in the candlelight, with firelight; and those shadows were an outward and visible sign that things were not always what they seem; there are things which are not visble to the mortal human being; there are things beyond our ken.

From A Circle of Quiet by Madeleine L'Engle