Before there was light there was dark, because light only exists in darkness. If the whole universe were light then what would be the difference between the two states… I would offer… nothing.
Since there is more dark matter and space between light sources in the universe, perhaps we ought to re-frame darkness from its current vibe of evil, to simply what it is, the vessel in which light exists.
In any event whether darkness, light or something in between, any of it only exists in our being because we see, hear, sense, smell or otherwise (mathematically) detect it with the tools of our humanity, be they physical, emotional or intellectual.
Let’s stop giving darkness, in all its myriad of modes, a bad wrap because without it, there’s be no light.