"The Power of Light"
October 2009, Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico
About 30 minutes after hiking into the natural entrance at Carlsbad Caverns you come to a chamber of complete darkness, with the exception of the footpath at your feet. The absence of light is at once erie, exhilarating and terrifying. Only the lighting along the footpath guides your way through this section of these amazing caverns. Everything above and to the side is swallowed up in an envelope of suffocating darkness. I remember so clearly hearing my heart beat louder and louder, as though somehow my loss of vision had increased my auditory acuity. As you look ahead you see a glowing chamber off in the distance, proving that light will always rule over darkness, no matter how dark the circumstances may appear. It is an experience I shall never forget.
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