After dealing with years of memories from childhood abuse, and a son who experienced drug addiction, I was fortunate to see "light at the end of the tunnel." I actually painted this piece during the COVID-19 pandemic manifesting "light at the end of the tunnel" for the world. It can mean so many different things to so many different people. Hopefully we all experience "light at the end of the tunnel"--whether through another person, God or angels. An energy beyond ourselves. Black on black lends itself to reflection of light and is associated with water elements evoking power, mastery and calm. And a grounding effect when used sparingly. Positive traits of black include protection and comfort, strong, contained. I told my son that the abuse and addiction we have experienced is called Life 101. Learning the darkest of dark to know the lightest of light. The contrast. I am grateful for black.