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Feb 19, 2023

"One discovers the light in darkness, that is what darkness is for; but everything in our lives depends on how we bear the light." --James Baldwin

The Light That Bridges the Dark Expanse Between Lonelinesses

"The longer I live, the more deeply I learn that love -- whether we call it friendship or family or romance -- is the work of mirroring and magnifying each others light. Gentle work. Steadfast work. Life-saving work in those moments when life and shame and sorrow occlude our own light from our view, but there is still a clear-eyed loving person to beam it back. In our best moments, we are that person for another. In learning this afresh -- as we must learn all the great and obvious truths, over and over -- I was reminded of a passage by James Baldwin..." Maria Popova shares more in this post.

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