I attended our school's Winterfest celebration for the first time in a few years. Usually I stay in my office, just to provide a presence in the event that someone from outside wanders in. But this year I went.
And I'm so thankful that I did.
Winterfest is when the entire school gathers to celebrate all of the December holidays from all of the cultures and traditions represented in our community. It is a joyful and festive observance.
Our head of school spoke for a few moments. Mindful that some of his listeners are only three years old, he kept his remarks brief.
Brief. But oh, so meaningful in their simplicity.
We are called, he said, not just to bring the light back into the world, but also to look for the light that others bring.
Of course we are. We know that. But I, for one, really needed that reminder right now.
I woke this morning to my radio announcer's explaining the Solstice. Tomorrow, he said, we will have a few seconds more light than today.
Would that I might both bring and find it.