I thought I was dwelling in the shadow of death recently. I thought my life was over and I had so many regrets. This is the thing I think I learned from it, facing my mortality, that it isn't death itself which is so scary. It is the darkness and the shadows. It is uncertainty and longing that help to create the shadows. I am trying to learn to dwell in the light. I am trying to learn to dance with joy and hope and not be drawn into the dark corners of anxiety and hopelessness.