October 30th, 2012
On lighting up spirited communities...
There are many folks in the dark this week, gathering together for support. Spirits will walk the streets too: hopeful human spirits turning to one another for help in disaster and moving forward together.
I used to turn the lights off on Halloween night and huddle in the basement when the doorbell rang, but this year I feel fortunate to be one of those who don't have to.
This year I'll be leaving the porch light on, and it's not because I suddenly like clowns or think the neighbourhood kids need more candy. Those lights connect us as a community, and we move towards building better communities just by choosing to take part in them together.