The Light We Share
The new dawn blooms as we free it
For there is always light,
if only we're brave enough to see it.
If only we're brave enough to be it.
-Amanda Gorman from The Hill We Climb Inaguration poem
Today concludes our week of focus on light. I enjoy thinking about this community of readers and the way that in spite of different locations, we have all be focused on observing light in our environments this week. I hope we can continue to grow that sense of connection through sharing images.
Amanda Gorman’s quote above is by now familiar to many of us and continues to be such an important reminder. The second quote below is one I heard this week from another young leader. Daphne Frias is a story teller, youth activist, and champion for the disabled community. She was part of The People’s Inauguration program this week titled “Breathe.” Hear her at this video clip.
“…the light that you give will also be returned to you.
And the earth is holding that, it is the vessel for your light.
When you’re needing to receive that light back into you,
you can sit and ask for it, it is there, it’s waiting for you.”
-Daphne Frias from the People’s Inauguration
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