This piece started with mostly light, but as time went on, the light was covered. I began to focus on the storm.
I’ve spent so much of my life looking at the storm. It sometimes seems like that’s all there is. I started this piece thinking about shelter and safety. I wanted to say something about peace and faith.
I wanted to hand you hope on a platter, ready for you to grab and hold onto, but I know what it’s like to walk in darkness.
When I walk in darkness, it seems to be the only thing I can focus on. The light is right there before me, but I can’t see it. I can only see the storm.
Depression, anxiety, and fear are heavy on so many of us right now. We don’t know what the world will be like in a few months. Some of us wonder where the next meal will come from, or the next rent check.
Some of us are lonely and hurt.
This storm is for you. I know what the storm looks like, it’s scary as hell. And it’s beautiful, but that part is hard to see. When we begin to see the beauty in the storm, we begin to understand it. That part is up to you.
When we start to understand the storm, we can begin to weather it, or to fight it. The truth is that there is evil, and danger out there, but on the other side of the storm there is something beautiful, something amazing. I don’t know what that is for you, but it’s there.
This new piece, titled “So Great A Cause” is a reminder of our journey through the darkness, it’s a reminder to set one foot in front of the other and move through the storm.