Despite living in a world where darkness is inevitable, it is always our choice how we respond to it. We can sit in it, normalize it, have self pity, or blame others. We can allow it to creep into other areas of our life, while losing sight of the inception point. We can do nothing. Or, we can take flight. Your view of this piece reflects your life lens. It is easy to see the darkness, but the beauty is in the strength, time, patience, and persistence it takes to rise above it. The flight is your life journey. The escape from darkness. The daunting trek that can only be appreciated in reflection, or by those who have taken flight before. Continue to climb. There is no finish line. The victory is in the voyage.