When your eyes are tired
The world is tired also.
When your vision has gone
No part of the world can find you.
Time to go into the dark
Where the night has eyes to recognize its own.
There you can be sure you are not beyond love …
Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet confinement
Of your aloneness to learn
Anything or anyone that does not bring you alive
Is too small for you.
David Whyte, from “Sweet Darkness”