This book is about the Invisible apparent. Its narratives investigate what it is to be alive with the concealed ... its anchors, caresses, respect, stains, touches, tests, threats, zaps ... entangling us in myriad ways ... a spectrum of forces from the brutally barbaric to the humanely compassionate ... a range from here to eternity - a lottery at birth - beyond our choosing - after which we live.
Then we begin our journey, caught-up by what is visible and what is not.
The eighteen hybrid writings within Joyful Darkness encompass the birth of our Universe to time without horizon - from infancy to the point of dying - from the scale of a tiny insect to that of the tinier, mighty photon - from free will to the incursions of artificial intelligence. Between these covers, some of the invisibilities that trammel us in these themes are investigated.
Much is Darkness - 96% of the Universe.
Closer to home, the bio-chemical infinities of our brains determine emotional darkness, all of us utterly involved in what we cannot feel, hear, smell, taste, touch, see - and indeed - any of the further 12 to 15 senses that contemporary science informs us that we have.
As for the search for, and experience of Joy - well that might be the point of it all - foundation to the wonder of mind and consciousness.