My life is one of perpetual darkness at the moment.
Ooh that does sound melodramatic!! I awoke at 5:30 this morning (a normal state of affairs) and everywhere is black. I fight my way out of bed (and its a struggle) and when I leave for work 6:10 it could be midnight, a singing Robin brightens the darkness briefly).
When I come home at night even at 5pm my house is shrouded in shadows. I know its there but its just a shadow.
I don't like this time of year everywhere looks forlorn. Still its part of the changing span of life and there are always things to see, but I look forward to the Spring to get the sun on my back and some longer sunlit days.