It is wise to hang a mirror in the darkest corner of the darkest room. It will catch the light where it shines least. It will suck in the remaining light like a waterfall. The light tumbles down into the deep, dark space, the dark side of the mirror. Like the dark side of the moon, the most beautiful light gathers and meets there. Put the book down on your lap as you sit in the room with the mirror and look up.
From Through the Mirror, a magical collection stories by Joanna Paterson. This is a hardback edition, with text and image by Joanna Paterson and typesetting by the Scottish poet Gerry Cambridge.