Saved by the dark

 

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Saved By The Dark .

It’s easily misunderstood that if someone is depressed, or in a dark space, that the solution lies in the offering of light, something uplifting, positive.  I experience depression as an endless cyclic process within which both dark and light have a place and within both states, peace and beauty can be found.   Strangely, it’s knowing the endlessness of these cycles  that keeps me going.  Understanding that I won’t be stuck in any given moment forever – particularly one of darkness and despair.    And it’s the constant recognition, vigilant patrol and transformation of these dark spaces through writing and art that keeps me buoyant and moving.

Art by Harley Manifold (original in colour).