The screech of the alarm clock shatters the silence making me aware of a world beyond the darkness. My body is heavy and resists movement. My brain struggles to raise an arm to shut the alarm off so it can return to its state of slumber. A ray of sunshine cuts through the corner of my eye. Slowly the light prys my eyes open filling them with light that is as blinding as the darkness. Mustering what little energy I have gathered after a night of slumber I swing an arm landing a striking blow finally shutting up the alarm.