Walking in the Dark

The natural thing to do when you are walking in the dark is to look down. Maybe you will somehow “pierce the darkness” and be able to avoid that which you would otherwise stumble over.

I am remembering an activity from a time when I directed a camp for elementary aged children.

We used this exercise as a teaching moment. The first step was to walk through a narrow, heavily wooded trail during daylight hours. In the light, we could see where the winding trail was going. Then, we repeated the walk at night under starlight. The trail was so dark that there was only one way to move ahead. That was to look up and catch the narrow strip of light between the tops of the trees. We placed our feet where the light from the sky provided the trail.

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