We come together as humans have done throughout their existence. Our forebears huddled together in their caves in the dark—groping, stumbling, anxiously awaiting the coming of a light which gave warmth and safety. Fire gave them courage, banishing a small circle of the dark. Predators feared the fire and lurked outside its range. Even today we fear the dark, that shroud of evil and portent of danger.
Granade, S. Ray, "Christmas Eve - A Dark Story" (1992). Creative Works. 27.