Friday, April 3, 2020

There's a Light

- In the velvet darkness,
- Of the blackest night,
- Burning bright,
- There's a guiding star.
- No matter what or who you are.
- There's a light
- Over at the Frankenstein place.
- There's a light
- Burning in the fireplace.
- There's a light, light, in the darkness of everybody's life.

I’ve had this song rolling around in my head since this viral sleigh ride began. OK, in Rocky Horror these lyrics were ironic, Brad & Janet thought the light in the house was their salvation when it was actually luring the to all kinds of trouble. Throw the context for everyone moment, and focus on the lyrics, especially the last line.

“There's a light, light, in the darkness of everybody's life.” Granted, it’s hard for many of us to see the light in the proverbial rainstorm, but it’s there. The light emanates from those around us who are going out of their way to do kind things during this difficult time.

A 4th grader girl is sewing masks for health care workers battling coronavirus pandemic in the Boston community.

From Chula Vista to Oceanside, local residents spreading gifts, food, art and good cheer

In the small town of Coos Bay, also in Oregon, coffee shop owner John Beane is hosting virtual story times for kids after shutting down his cafe.

These are just a few examples of good people making an effort to alleviate suffering. Even when certain parts of government seem to be befuddled and bewildered, everyday people are stepping up to do their part. Focusing on their example, or even pitching in, will help us hold onto ouch humanity and stay sane.

With this in mind, I've created a new Facebook group, A Light In The Darkness. I want it to be a place where people can share good news, so we can all focus on the humane as our guiding light.

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