Provocatively cutting away at the darkness, a given and challenging task, helps create slashes of light. These slivers of illumination, subversive and revolutionary, glisten through ever growing slits in the masquerade, and offer a hope that translates into a new way of being, seeing, and living. Light leads to a destiny, whereas darkness takes us nowhere. Wounding darkness promotes light, embracing light exposes darkness. Here lies the ferocious battle, the DNA of what it’s ultimately all about: life or death.