The idea behind this ritual is to experience that dark within the safety and security of your home. In today’s culture of cheap and easy electricity, and technology we don’t get to experience a whole lot of darkness.
Seriously – even if I could turn off all the computers, cable boxes, UPSs, and clocks, I’d still have a streetlamp glaring in my living room window. Real darkness is our homes can be hard to come by.
But let’s try!