We’d spent the night at the farmhouse.
Morning dawned cold and dark.
I lit the candles on the table,
hoping to shatter the chill,
and bring comfort. and cheer.
Pulling my phone from my pocket,
I decided to see what I could capture on my screen
by taking photos in the darkness.
The table had Valentine décor
mixed in with the candles.
To my amazement
when I looked at the screen
after snapping a photo
on my phone,
I could see a ray of light extending
from the flame of the candle,
but when I looked at the candle,
lit on the table,
there was no beam of light visible
only a flickering candle flame.
Once again I looked at my phone screen,
and yes, there it was, the ray of light
extending from the candle.
It was only visible on the photo
of my phone screen.
Without the screen,
I couldn’t see the light.
With the screen,
there I saw the beacon,
dispelling the darkness
that shrouded the table décor.
I stood there for a few moments mesmerized.
Why would my phone capture the ray of light?
Yet to my naked eye it wasn’t visible..
It’s easy to feel like our world is filled with darkness.
I suppose truly it is,
with bombings and shootings and hatred and selfishness,
People seeking their own way,
their own expression
without regard to consequence
And as we stand and peer into the world chaos
our hearts feel desperate
THERE IS LIGHT!
And we can be the agents of change.
We can be the beacon,
to dispel the darkness.
We can be change.
We can make right decisions.
We can show kindness.
We can lend a helping hand.
We can pray.
We can show love.
We can compliment others.
We can speak a soft word.
We can bring change.
I am only one
and so are you.
If each one
do what is right
then we will begin to see the Light,
shining in the darkness.
Shining HOPE and LOVE and PEACE.
I will be the change.