Darkness: a photo essay

I've always been a fan of darkness, and I never knew why until this past year.  I would title 2015 "My Darkest Year", but not for the reasons you would think.

"Are you going through something?" "Is everything okay?"

"I'm better than every before."

This year has been great. "My happiest year" would also be a great title.

I've been in the dark pits, I've felt it all consume me.  When I was deepest in the hole, you would have never known.

Now you see it, and you know something has to be wrong.

Life is hard, harder than ever, but it feels so good.

You need darkness to appreciate the light. If you live ignoring the darkness, you fool yourself. It's not reality. 

There is beauty in the darkness, you just have to look for it.  

This world is darkness. This world is not total darkness.

There's always some light somewhere, and that's what I'm looking for.