Today at 12:11 PM (EST) the sun will appear to pause in the sky and the wheel of the year will begin to turn from darkness to light. It is easy to see a metaphor of overcoming adversity in the symbolism of The Longest Night. As moments of darkness tick by we ask ourselves, is this the our darkest hour?
As we travel through our own dark times we often ask ourselves the same question. Can our mood become any more miserable? Can our burden become any heavier? Have we faced our darkest moment?
As it is happening we can't know if this is our lowest or darkest point, we can only know that the night will end, and the dawn will eventually come.