Photo by Kyle Jaster
So, it’s pretty weird writing an introduction to myself. I’d much prefer to be writing about someone other than me. However, I will be posting my reflection next Monday, December 21, so this is inevitable!
One mid-winter day, Reflections on Darkness was born out of a conversation I was having with friends about seasonal affective disorder (SAD). That was four years ago, and the blog has been going strong for three of those four years. What started out as a way to fight off the drudgery of darkness has now become a proverbial beacon of hope and light for people. This space was created so that we could all fight against what is difficult about the dark, learn what is beautiful about it, and create a safe space to talk openly about our struggles in the midst of it.
A bit about me: I am a musician (Sun Gods to Gamma Rays, CAETANI), painter, and all around thinker. I studied literature and philosophy in my undergrad. I consider myself a people-connector, and I think it is one of my greatest strengths. I have worked primarily for non-profits over the years, and my art is both essential to who I am as a person, but also 100% a hobby.
I grew up quite religious, and am now agnostic. I have recently begun learning about ancient Paganism and old world myths and religions, and I am especially interested in solstices and equinoxes, especially as they related to this blog! Lucky for me, I accidentally picked my blog post date to fall one day after the shortest (and darkest) day of the year: the winter solstice.
Peek back here on Monday, December 21st for my post!