Have you ever stood on the edge of a very large and deep body of water at night with perhaps a mist or fog hovering just above the surface? These bodies of water, like one of the lakes in Michigan or at the end of a pier in the Atlantic or Pacific oceans, have a certain atmosphere about them. These places at night produce an eerie, haunting, mysterious, sometimes creepy environment. During visits at this time, there seems to be a presence that makes itself known to every sense except our Five Senses. The hairs on the back of our neck stand up and we get the sense we are being watched. The general consensus is we are not alone.

The Scriptures talk about a ridiculously huge and deep expanse in the beginning of it all. I would venture to guess that many read the opening remarks of Genesis 1:1-5 and say, "Oh, the creation of the first day." - while not taking in the marvelous details of The Deep, Dark Expanse.

"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.

And God said, 'Let there be light,' and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. God called the light 'day,' and the darkness he called 'night.' And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day."

This was the material or physical universe's first day and it was good. At least the light was good. The darkness was not anything, it was just dark. Now-a-days, darkness is associated with evil and/or sin. This is because we are post The Fall of Lucifer, creation and humankind. The Creation was before The Fall because ALL the angels rejoiced over God creating the physical universe, all including Lucifer before he decided to rebel. 
  • Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand. Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know! Who stretched a measuring line across it? On what were its footings set, or who laid its cornerstone— while the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy?" (Job 38:4-7)
To me The Fall of Lucifer comes somewhere between the last thing God called "good" about His creation and The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil transaction. 

The point here is that Darkness was not always evil. In fact, darkness was JUST on the "surface of the deep" as a Pottery Wheel for the "hovering Holy Spirit of God" to make His creation. The "deep" alludes to the unlimited creativity and imagination of God. That which God would create and use immediately is pictured at the surface and all that would be at God's disposal is found in the deep. Deep, unless you are referring to a bottomless pit, has definite boundaries. However, these "deep" boundaries are far to massive for our minds to fathom.

The first stanza of Simon and Garfunkel's "The Sound of Silence" interestingly goes well here - 

"Hello darkness my old friend
I've come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silence"

A quiet place, a Holy place, a creative starting point - this is now My Vision Of Darkness.