The Gate of The Year

And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year:

“Give me light that I may tread safely into the unknown.”
And he replied:

“Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the Hand of God

That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way.”

So I went forth, and finding the hand of God, trod gladly into the night. And He led me towards the hills and the breaking of day in the lone East.”