Our house if full of quotes (candles and black yarn and bones) to honor the darkness and meditate on it. At first I thought this quote from Anne Carson was the darkest one–
I wanted to find one law to cover all of living, I found fear. A list of my nightmares is the map of the way out of here.
I put it my bathroom mirror. I read it every day. Because I like its darkness and because the way the syllables fall it comforts the mouth to say it. And the more I said it the more I thought, this isn’t really that dark. We’re in the dark but we have each other. And a map.