‘Fear is a bad counsellor’—
take heart, seek courage,
Night lights dim and crowds empty public places—a great silence envelops the land. Now, more than ever, we are vulnerable together.
Plants grow, unaware of the commotion online, the ALL-CAPS headlines. Life will continue.
These times pose challenges to our sleep, images saturating our minds. The night of our sadness seems to extend into day.
At dawn, reaches of light move across the city, tending our streets with beauty and gifting us all with day.
The reactions of people vary wildly, each one distinctive in their living of fear. Meanwhile, the clouds move overhead.
What you fear most
could very well happen
but hope is still possible.