They Reflect the Light

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I was thinking about all those whose lives have been taken during this world-wide pandemic. Innocent, amazing, ordinary people.

THEY REFLECT THE LIGHT

By Al Garcia

I was thinking about all those whose lives have been taken during this world-wide pandemic.  Innocent, amazing, ordinary people. 

I don’t know them, but I know of them.  I don’t know their names, their backgrounds or their accomplishments or failures.  I don’t know what they liked or disliked, or what their religion was or what songs they liked or foods they loved.  All I know is that they were, like you and I, dreamers.  People who loved and were loved.  People who struggled to make it through each day.  People who touched other people.  People who made a difference in their own special way.

I wish it were possible for us all to take just one moment of this beautiful blossoming morning to reflect and to consider those who were taken away, without having said goodbye to those they loved and cared about.  I wish it were possible for us all to touch their souls and say to them, that they helped to changed the world around them, not just for one lifetime, but forever.  To have had their lives extinguished in the shadows of dark and lonely places, away from the lamenting heart and tear-filled eyes of those whose lives they touched, must have been the cruelest part of having lived and having loved.

So much confusion and so much fear remains.  The uncertainty of our normalcy frightening and worrisome.  The inability of gathering to grieve and mourn as one, excruciating to the human soul and afflicted heart.

And as I was thinking about all those whose lives have been taken, I looked out my window, and rays of sun began to filter into the room.  Bright, beautiful rays of sunlight.  Warm, comforting, as if a token of solace and reassurance of the days to come. 

Isolated and separated at the very time we seek and need each other’s comfort and encouragement the most, we must look into ourselves for the courage to walk on into that gentle light that glows in our darkest hour.  Faith always calms the fears and helps to wipe the tears away. 

I was thinking about all those whose lives have been taken during this world-wide pandemic.  Innocent, amazing, ordinary people.  They now help reflect His light that helps me see tomorrow and the days to follow and to come.


Submitted: May 24, 2021

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