I didn’t think it would happen. The quickness with which the answer arrived didn’t comfort me like it did others. I thought for sure we’d all be let down again. I’m so happy I was wrong.
Two moments on Inauguration Day focused on light. Feeling light. Focusing on the light instead of the darkness. Being light — literally. It’s a challenge through dark times to find the cracks where the light gets in. It’s a challenge dealing with people who willfully choose the darkness. It’s a challenge to not let your own light be extinguished by them, or the times, or the feeling that progress is stunted, or glacial, or nonexistent. But the light persists. As long as there are those who keep it aflame, it always will. Count me among them. It’s rare, the poet that can make me stand up and cheer. I was…
As information headed for overload and change became the only constant, culture provided comfort. As 2020 ends, let’s look back at some of my favorite things from literary, visual, and other worlds that helped me survive this crazy year.