Facing the storms…

Hurricanes and holocausts Рstorms personal and political and atmospheric Рin the aftermath of Harvey and Irma Рand on this anniversary of 9/11, I try to remember that walking hand-in-hand with devastation and loss and fear, forever dancing with betrayal and treason and cruelty, are kindness and caring and grace and heroism. Bold-face atrocities and injustices arise once again, as they have throughout time, to remind us of who we are, who we might become Рand who we must never be. Heroic opportunities, large and small, are born in times like these for each of us. Yes, we mourn our losses Рand fear the challenges that lie ahead Рbut never forget how breathtaking it is, and has always been, to witness people stepping into their better selves for the well-being of others.  While it is easy to become fixated on the problem of darkness in all its incarnations, while it is easy to lose hope Рremember that the miracle has been, and will be, in our response to it Рwe rise up Рtogether.   I Am. You Are. We Are. Mighty. Onward!