The Darkness Saved Me

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This time of year always fills me with thoughts about the light and the dark. I think about how we need both in ever aspect of our lives.

The extremes of Winter weather lately are one day like Spring, next day a big Winter storm.. My thoughts are often about Spring in the dead of Winter. I try to embrace Winter, even though I really dislike it’s psychological confinements.

Trying to embrace the short days filled with darkness, makes it a bit easier to accept and to even like whatever I can. I become introspective and solitary in the Winter months.

When I first heard this song, The Darkness by Rose Cousins, it resonated so much with me. It really speaks a truth that we all can identify with I think.

Like my wise and gifted friend Indigene Theresa  said to me,   “The darkness is a major part of who we are and learning to acknowledge all our parts, allow us to be complete.”

I have to say the  darkness saved me from myself.

 

The Darkness Rose Cousins

To take a light into the dark is to know the light

To know the dark

Go into the dark

You can lock the door yeah you know how

You can stay alone, you’re so proud

But you can’t keep the darkness out

Oh you’re probably the strongest one I know

You got to the thickest skin

You got weight to throw

You can’t keep the darkness out

You can’t keep the darkness out

Whatever hurt you, what keeps you mad

Wants you to let it go, let it pass

When memories turn to doubt

You can’t keep the darkness out

Oh the dark is a river

and though it may divide

If you wade into it

With your arms open wide

Let it take you with it

Oh you don’t have to fight

It will provide, it will provide

There’s nothing wrong

with the heart in your chest

It might be heavy but it’s innocent

And it can’t keep the darkness out

You can’t keep the darkness

You can’t keep the darkness

You can’t keep the darkness

To take a light into the darkness is to know the light

To know the dark

Go into the dark

To take a light into the darkness is to know the light

To know the dark

Go into the dark

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