"Lightning is but a flicker of light, punctuated on all sides by darkness."
“It’s a commonly expressed and rather nice, romantic notion that we are all “sisters” and “brothers.” Let’s be real. Fact is, we might be better served to accept that we are all siblings. Siblings fight, pull each other’s hair, steal stuff, and accuse each other indiscriminately. But siblings also know the undeniable fact that they are the same blood, share the same origins, and are family. Even when they hate each other. And that tends to put all things in perspective.”
For the satanic anon, as requested.
"Some believe that before the universe, there was nothing. They’re wrong. There was darkness…and it has survived."
Ah, what if I’m far from home?
Oh, brother, I will hear you call.
5/∞ of Loki (and Thor)
Leo Tolstoy, The Death of Ivan Ilych (1886)