Saturday, December 08, 2012

On piercing the darkness

"The darkness of the whole world cannot swallow the glowing of a candle."
Robert Altinger
This resonates with me, because the individual, in the face of overwhelming adversity - or overwhelming anything, if we're being realistic - often wonders whether a small gesture against the tide is even worth attempting.

Mr. Altinger's words remind me that indeed it is. Because a whole lot of seemingly small, seemingly insignificant gestures can very quickly add up to something much more powerful than they might have initially seemed.

With that in mind, the darkness never stands a chance.

If you celebrate Chanukah, may all those little lights combine to cast a warming glow over you and your family. If you celebrate something else, my wish for you is exactly the same. Because we're all connected, and we all need better ways of lighting up the darkness.

Your turn: How do you find that light?


Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

Carmi, I love LOVE love this post!

I don't know how anyone goes through life without acknowledging and relying upon the Creator. It's where I find my source of light.

Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful Chanukah celebration.

Tabor said...

Such an important view this time of year when the days are so dark so soon. May your Chanukah candles lite your way this season.

Suzanne said...

I needed to read a post like this today, there are times when the darkness can feel overwhelming and I am hopeful that those small steps will be illuminated.