On this Feast of St. Lucy, whose name means Light – celebrated in the darkest days in the Northern Hemisphere, I’ve chosen this quote for those times we find ourselves in darkness, no matter the time of year or the hemisphere.
We must believe it is darkest before the dawn of a new world. We will see it when we believe it.
– Saul Alinsky
Before, I always lived in anticipation . . . that it was all a preparation for something else, something “greater,” more “genuine.” But that feeling has dropped away from me completely. I live here and now, this minute, this day, to the full, and the life is worth living.
– Etty Hillesum, Etty: The Letters and Diaries of Etty Hillesum
It is this belief in a power larger than myself and other than myself which allows me to venture into the unknown and even the unknowable.
– Maya Angelou