From "Christian Curse": "Where are you now, / our dark night path" (Beorh 7).
I found Skadi's comparison of Christ to a dark night path moody and realistic. So much emphasis is placed on the light in modern Christianity, I have a soft spot for the darkness. God made the night and the day. Surely both are good.
As much risk may be involved with following a dark night path, a dark night path is also a blessing. It carves out a way through the unknown, it contains you, leads you, and follows you so you can turn around and go back without having to remember your own footprints.