I originally thought I'd post this as my New Year's song, but it occurred to me that this is not where I am anymore. I definitely have SO been there. From 2007 to 2010, I was in a pretty dark spot, but strangely enough, it all seemed extremely hopeful. Like Ms. Judy says, tons of tiny eyeballs being open for the first time-shocking at first and then seeing.
And it is hard to "dance with a devil on your back," but I never stopped. It was one of the various ways I shook him off.