The truth is when I look at you all I see is the white swan. Yes you’re beautiful, fearful, and fragile. Ideal casting. But the black swan? It’s a hard job to dance both.-Thomas (The Director. The Prince.) from Black Swan
To showcase both the Dark and The Light. That is the central mission of this Dark Night movie. Think Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake – The dual role of the Swan Queen.
The light-minded individual rises above their instinctual drives (for power, status, sex, material possession, etc.) and lives by an unselfish moral code that assures their beauty in the eyes of all. To the light, life is a precious gift that owes them nothing. To live in harmony with God, in service of other people and other organisms makes them feel right as rain with the world. This is the way of grace. And nobody who loves by way of grace ever comes to a bad end.
To the dark-minded individual, the castigation of their personality by religious society only pushes them further away from grace. To entertain the light is to yearn for it, but at the same time know it in their heart to be an unrealistic pipe-dream. Thousands of years of evolution have rendered their instincts irrefutable. So they play pranks on the nuns and laugh at their self-imposed restrictions, which they deem fruitless. To the dark the world is their oyster and they will take from it what they can. This is the way of nature.
Balancing equally these two ways of being is very difficult, as I’m sure you probably know or can imagine. It’s hard not to piss off either side, or both at the same time😆 Already I know parts of this movie are going to send religious purists into a tizzy. Similarly, any attempt at moral indoctrination will bobble bewitching eyes.
I do not have an agenda here, apart from inspiring you, and getting it right. What I mean by right is truth. Ultimately, I believe in the good of people you see. In my mind there should be… something to fear, yes, but nothing to hide. And I suppose this assumption will either be my downfall, or it will lead to something very inspiring.
What are your thoughts about this dichotomy as I presuppose it? Are my observations grounded? The success of this movie depends on me having an accurate understanding here.