Stories are light. Light is precious in a world so dark. Begin at the beginning. Tell Gregory a story. Make some light.
Like most hearts, it was complicated, shaded with dark and dappled with light.
the story is not a pretty one. there is violence in it. And cruelty. But stories that are not pretty have a certain value, too, I suppose. Everything, as you well know (having lived in this world long enough to have figured out a thing or two for yourself), cannont always be sweetness and light.
Every well-written book is a light for me. When you write, you use other writers and their books as guides in the wilderness.