This post really has nothing to do with writing, but more my reflection on what has happened on Friday, November 13th.
It seems as though the world is filled with mass chaos and destruction from which there is no escape. Not a day goes by where there is not something on the news that some act of terrorism has occurred. Whether it be in foreign lands or here, each act chips away at the sense of security and well being.
People are understandably angry at the acts of cowards and bullies set on a course of mass destruction of innocents. What is not understandable is the anger at each other because you offer up prayers for one act of terrorism and not the other. All lives matter. Because one event has received more news coverage over another does not make this any less true. We tear at each other because we are afraid, but in doing so, we feed into the darkness.
For myself, I find that I retreat from the world. I am not, by nature, a confrontational person. I tend to avoid it like the plague. I escape into books, and movies like the LOTR trilogy where good overcomes evil. Because while there is darkness in the world, there is also light. Today’s sliver of light was brought to me by the sound of my son’s voice singing and laughing happily in his room.
When the world feels full of darkness threatening to overcome you, look for your sliver of light. I promise it’s there, if you only take the time to look.
Until next week, Happy Reading