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Singing in the Dark Times

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Today I find myself turning again to those fateful lines from  Bertolt Brecht's Motto to the Svendborg Poems, penned in 1939:
“In the dark times  Will there also be singing?  Yes, there will also be singing. About the dark times.”
In 2017, we humans (or at least some of us) have managed to do it again, bringing upon ourselves and our planet a desperate darkness that threatens democracies across the globe and our very continuation as a species. The earth is crying out to us to come home to the realization of our profound interconnection with one another and all the phenomenal world.


Alas, it's all too easy to succumb to despair, hopelessness, and paralyzing anxiety ~ to forget to savor the richness of the gift of life in such dark times.


Most of the folks I know are doing whatever we can to turn the dark tide ~ and blessings to each of you who, in your own ways, are exercising time, thought, action, energy, and prayer on behalf of healing our broken world.



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