The Rich and Potent Blessings of Darkness

I love the dark. 

For me, it evokes mystery, possibility, fecundity, creativity, and depth. In my church-going days, I was definitely in the Midnight Mass and Saturday night Easter Vigil camp. 

Darkness also is a powerful symbol for me of how I move through my life—not knowing, stumbling, trying to discern shadowy forms and contours, feeling my way, lighting one small match or candle of understanding after another. 

And so it seems fitting to me that each year we welcome in the New Year at night. Wishing you the many rich and potent blessings of darkness in 2019.