Ride into the... The confusion of light. The illusion darkness casts on our lives. What is good can sometimes blind, what is bad can sometimes give vision. When one has spent days, weeks, months journeying through darkness, the appearance of light can be overwhelming. When it disrupts our normal, we are hesitant to let it in. When your eyes have adjusted, when your able to see where you’re walking a bit, when you’re able to hide and not be seen, the sudden burst of light can almost seem troubling. When life suddenly thrusts open the curtains and light pours in, it immediately blinds us. Our eyes hurt. Our head feels a rush. The reaction is often a desire to sink back into darkness. Things we’ve hidden suddenly become clear, fears we’ve had are exposed, vulnerabilities are suddenly open.. When light shines it can seemingly disturb our peace, though it really serves to bring hope and joy and clarity and understanding. It appears to harm us at first. We get used to being low, to being sad, to losing, to hurting.. eerily, it seems we’ve learned much here. It seems our creativity rests here, though pain is present. It seems lessons are here, though struggle is present. In darkness, that is. But it destroys us if we choose to remain. If we choose to shut the curtains when light suddenly bursts in. If we choose to flip the switch then someone comes and lights up our room. If we choose to cover our eyes and sink into the darkness of our worst thoughts, though light be all around us. If we fail to allow light to shine, we will be destroyed. We will never reach the places we’ve been destined to reach. Darkness comes for all of us, but we were never intended to live and make permanent homes there. We commit ourselves to riding out of the darkness, and into light..