Did you know you can't see dark? I might be wrong, it just seemed like one of those things people say - there is no dark, only absence of light, or some such sloppy solipsism. It's quaint & achingly reassuring until the darkness is so palpable you choke on it while looking for the light.
If 2011 was the year of the best & worst of times, 2012 has been the year of beating back the darkness. There's plenty of light, it's just that the dark is so slippery and pervasive, the scent of it clings to everything I touch.
Sometimes I prefer the darkness. It's simpler, even if you never can see it.