Already the nights grow shorter but many feel the darker days are far from over. In the midst of the darkness, grounding ourselves in a reality of hope as we deepen our commitment to love and peace is a radical stance which takes strength, perseverance, and great care of our tender hearts and souls.  With no quick fixes or solutions to the uncertainty that lies ahead, may we gather for a few moments of peace, reflection, self-compassion, and deep caring as we look toward lighting the way together.