“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
~ Oscar Wilde (Irish Poet, Novelist, Dramatist and Critic, 1854-1900)
“Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.”
~ Eskimo Proverb
I can almost hear a conversation here. Long time friends, sitting on the back porch, glancing over a vast sky of glimmering stars. Contemplating.
In the times of festivities, say the Holiday season, we are surrounded by messages of hope. Of true hope, of faith and family. Of love and believing and dreaming. Even among such tragic news, we can try and rise above such matters. We can follow through with #26acts, though it should be 27 counting the mother. We can do good and feel good and think good.
We all have our trying times. It doesn’t have to be all tragical to consume us. We all have moments of doubts – our faiths, our selves, our relationships. It is trying to be trustful at all times.
But we are a good bunch. We have hopes. We have desires and dreams. We long for better and strive for better. For us. For our children. For our friends. Our grandparents, cousins, nieces and nephews, former teachers. Everyone deserves better, because we all know we can do better. And we want to do better. Be a better friend, sibling, child, writer. We hope for more and, I hope, we all do our best for better.
Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!!