Dive into light Dive deep into light and swim. Then, stand and squeeze the light from your hair and watch it fly around you. Grab some drops from their flight You can feel droplets of water smaller than fog, but a liter of light feels no different from a wheelbarrow full. All light reflected from the ocean weighs the same as the light in your hand. As it does every day darkness falls upon you. There! See the trail you generate: A rainbow, droplets of light continue to fly from your saturated hair. You might see a pot of gold revealed by rainbow light, or perhaps your greatest fear no longer hidden in the dark. Know that light always returns. Dive back in. See how light receives you, welcomes and uncloaks the dark cloud that, like the rainbow, follows you. How well you swim buoyed and cleansed unhampered by the darkness you just explored.
Elizabeth Hykes lives and writes in southern Missouri. A retired clinical social worker, writing has sustained her through the ups and downs of life.