Black in white, white in black

"There is some good in all evil, and there is some evil in all good,"

This is the epilogue for the famous children's book Where the Red Fern Grows. As a child I thought this idea had something to do with the yin and yang sybmol, and actually, after reading about it in college, I think I was right.


I also think that opposites are inherently interesting and sometimes scary to us all. Even now, I feel a bit scared by this epilogue. It reminds me of magic- things are not what they seem.


I think I should have appreciated magic more as a kid, because in the adult world, where magic is scarce, things are dull.