i have been trying to reconcile my feelings from this last week. and like many, wind up with questions over answers. my world view and experience is more expansive than some and yet narrow as compared to others and this does not even provide a tangible perspective that i can hold on to. fear is a great motivator yet so is love.
over the years, i have learned that when life drips with great heaviness, light still remains. the light may not ever lift the darkness entirely, but it can illuminate to provide beacon to our path. it may take more work to see it, acknowledge it, hold on to it. but it is there. while the world spins on as she will, and we hold collective heartbreak in our hands, may we humbly remember to look for the light and may it help to illuminate the darkness.