If you ever want to teach an object lesson about darkness, head to a cave. Walk or crawl as far back into it as possible to where absolutely no light at all is visible. Then, light a single small candle. It’s amazing how blackening dark can actually be.
If you ever want to teach an object lesson about silence, head to a high school basketball holiday tournament. Since I’ve been covering high school sports for well over 20 years at different locations throughout Kentucky, I’ve been to several of these events. Funerals have more life and energy.