From John Beckett’s blog—
The dark times we are experiencing now will not disappear when we light our Solstice candles. I cannot promise you a bright new calendar year. Yet we light our Solstice candles anyway. We do what we do not because it will make everything nice and easy but because this is who we are….
These dark times are hard and we do ourselves no favors if we pretend they are not. But our goal is not merely to survive, it’s not to simply get through this. Our goal to build a better world and to live honorable and even happy lives in the process.
Sometimes we do the right things because we want to. Sometimes we do the right things because others force us to. And sometimes we do the right things because to do anything else is simply too painful. This is such a time.
(You should read the entire post. Go, go.)