Allow the senses to come alive. Close off the known world. Go inward to find a pattern in the abstraction of sounds ... or find calmness in the silence.
Such is darkness.
It shrouds the known, but the reality is still the same. Some fear darkness. I do not. In the absence of light, the world does not become a dark place. The world still "shines" with life, some breathing more freely, more succinctly outside the grasp of daytime predators.
I find solace in the darkness when I can walk and be by myself with my thoughts. Lately, I have had much on my mind. Soon, I shall break out my headlamp and go trekking through the night.
Maybe I can make better sense of things.