The four Gospels don’t tell the Easter story with identical detail. But on one thing they agree:
It is the women who have the courage to go to the graveyard.
The Gospels don’t agree on the names or the number of women who went to the tomb, but Matthew, Mark, Luke and John agree–it is the women who get up early on Sunday morning to pay their respects.
And only 1 woman is there in every Gospel writer’s story: Mary Magdalene.
In fact John says that Mary makes her predawn pilgrimage to the cemetery alone.
While it is still dark, Mary Magdalene goes to the graveyard. Mark and Luke tell us that the women go to the tomb to pay death its due, to take spices to anoint Jesus’ body, but John sees Mary go alone, without any purpose other than she just couldn’t stay away.
And it is dark, a darkness that swallowed everything.