By dwelling in darkness, we refuse to see fragments of the light unless we can see the blinding fullness of all light. We want perfection rather than a broken world--the world that has always been, marbled and complex.
So we sit like stones. Or spoiled children. Silent. Pouting. Or just having a useless temper tantrum. Dwelling in darkness, we do nothing to really clean up our own messes or any that we see in this world.
Visiting or experiencing darkness requires commitment, as well as courage. Dwelling in darkness requires nothing except determination to stay in the same rut--just spinning our wheels. In that state, we can make a lot of noise, but NO music!