Anthem, by Leonard Cohen
In times of communal hardship, we meditate on our lives, our communities, our priorities, and our leadership. The plans we had so carefully made fluctuate wildly, and at times we can feel impatient or frustrated with the way the turn of events impacts our lives. Leonard Cohen calls upon us to “forget our perfect offering,” but rather to do what we can with what we have in times of great strife. The cracks of imperfection and change in our carefully cultivated lives may seem a nuisance at best, and chaotic or dangerous at worst. But as we move with the times, adjusting our daily routines, how are we taking the time to recognize the light that gets in?
Perhaps you have more time on your hands to be spent with family, or perhaps you’re taking the time to be intentional about reaching out to old friends. Perhaps you’re able to appreciate every dusk and every dawn. As crisis touches your world and changes your life, take today to search for the light that gets in.
Brianna Curran, Laguna Niguel, California