Peace seems to be in the darkest of places. It rests in the places we avoid, the places we don’t want to go. We tend to believe it is evasive, when in actuality, it’s just distant from the chaos we create. When it calls to us, we listen instead to the noise around us. When we see it approach, we ignore it and focus on the distractions in our lives. When we feel it near, we turn to problems because they are familiar. All these things we do to avoid going into the darkness. And yet the darkness is not where peace chooses to be, but the only place our choices allow it to exist.

C.L. Harmon