Recently, I have become fatigued by how bleak everything seems. I notice that in the past few months, many people have told me that this is a very dark time for humanity and that the world is getting worse each day. It tends to come up most when having conversations with people older than myself. They seem convinced that the moral integrity of society is unravelling.
This piece of writing was inspired by a visit to Edinburgh International Book Festival, where I heard one of my literary idols say that now was ‘the darkest time’ she had ever lived.
‘What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle’ —Rumi