(If any of you have written "dark moments", what elements did you make sure were in there? I put a lot of importance on the setting, building tension, describing facial expressions, and conveying feelings of desperation.)
All of us experience many of these so-called dark moments in our own lives, when things come together in a turbulent avalanche and sometimes seem hopeless.
Maybe it's when we step on the weighing scale after a couple weeks of "indulging", maybe it's when tension is building up with a friend, maybe it's when we are about take a big test or embark on an important project. Maybe it's right after we know we've disappointed a family member or know that a certain relationship doesn't have a place in our lives anymore.
Either way, the most beautiful aspect of the dark moment---in fiction and in life---is that it sheds light on the conflict. A forced light. An essential one. That force requires choices. When we squeeze ourselves into uncomfortable moments, we force ourselves to act. Decide. Move forward. Without this, we can dilly dally for eternity and never resolve our issues.
So, there it is: sometimes, a healthy dose of discomfort can pave the way to a long term comfort :)
Have a great Sunday!